Martensia australis Harvey 1855

Martensia australis Harvey

Current name: Martensia australis Harvey
Lord Howe Island, Australia - 21 November 2010. Michael Guiry (

Publication Details
Martensia australis Harvey 1855: 537

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1855). Some account of the marine botany of the colony of western Australia. Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy 22: 525-566.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Martensia is Martensia elegans Hering.

Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Type Information
Type locality: "King George's Sound, February, rare" [King George Sound, Western Australia]; (Harvey 1855: 537) Lectotype: Herb. Harvey, TCD; Aust. Alg. Exsicc. 111B (Yoshida 1998: 981) Notes: Travelling Set No. 88 missing in 1952 (Womersley 2003: 97).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), south, southern (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

A deep-water species, usually in shade when in shallow depths (Womersley 2003: 97).

Created: 26 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 17 January 2020

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 17 January 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 24 May 2024

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