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Echinothamnion hystrix (J.D.Hooker & Harvey) Kylin 1956

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Rhodomelaceae
Tribe Polysiphonieae
Genus Echinothamnion


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Echinothamnion hystrix (J.D.Hooker & Harvey) Kylin
Eglinton Rocks, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Echinothamnion hystrix (J.D.Hooker & Harvey) Kylin
Esperance, Western Australia. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Echinothamnion hystrix (J.D.Hooker & Harvey) Kylin
Harvey, W.H. (1847). Nereis australis, or algae of the southern ocean: being figures and descriptions of marine plants, collected on the shores of the Cape of Good Hope, the extra-tropical Australian colonies, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Antarctic r.


Nostoc commune var. flagelliforme Bornet & Flahault

Echinothamnion hystrix (J.D.Hooker & Harvey) Kylin Eglinton Rocks, Western Australia
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Echinothamnion hystrix (J.D.Hooker & Harvey) Kylin 1956: 506

Published in: Kylin, H. (1956). Die Gattungen der Rhodophyceen. pp. i-xv, 1-673, 458 figs. Lund: C.W.K. Gleerups.

Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Echinothamnion.

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

Polysiphonia hystrix J.D.Hooker & Harvey

Type information
Type locality: Georgetown, Tasmania (Womersley 2003: 224). Lectotype: Gunn; BM, Herb. Hooker (Womersley 2003: 224).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), porpucine-like, bristly or spiny (Neal 1993).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Polysiphonia hystrix J.D.Hooker & Harvey 1847

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Polysiphonia polyphora K├╝tzing 1849

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common species; sheltered habitats and rough-water coasts (Womersley 2003: 224).

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Key references
Huisman, J.M. (2019). Marine plants of Australia Revised edition
. pp. [i]-xviii, [1]-435, numerous col. figs. Crawley Western Australia: UWA Publishing.

Womersley, H.B.S. (2003). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIID Ceramiales - Delesseriaceae, Sarcomeniaceae, Rhodomelaceae. pp. [1]-533, 226 figs, 2 pls. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & State Herbarium of South Australia.

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