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Asteromenia exanimans G.W.Saunders, C.E.Lane, C.W.Schneider & Kraft 2006

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Rhodymeniales
Family Hymenocladiaceae
Genus Asteromenia

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Asteromenia exanimans G.W.Saunders, C.E.Lane, C.W.Schneider & Kraft
Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Asteromenia exanimans G.W.Saunders, C.E.Lane, C.W.Schneider & Kraft
Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia, Australia. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

 

Asteromenia exanimans G.W.Saunders, C.E.Lane, C.W.Schneider & Kraft Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia, Australia
© John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au)

Publication details
Asteromenia exanimans G.W.Saunders, C.E.Lane, C.W.Schneider & Kraft 2006: 1595, figs 45-56

Published in: Saunders, G.W., Lane, C.E., Schneider, C.W. & Kraft, G.T. (2006). Unraveling the Asteromenia peltata species complex with clarification of the genera Halichrysis and Drouetia (Rhodymeniaceae, Rhodophyta). Canadian Journal of Botany 84: 1581-1607, 83 figs, 3 tables.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Asteromenia is Asteromenia peltata (W.R.Taylor) Huisman & A.J.K.Millar.

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

Origin of species name
Participle B (Latin), breathless (Saunders & al. 2006).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Description
Blades circular when young, stipitate and peltate, developing and maintaining a more-or-less stellate morphology with ligulate lobes at maturity. Adjacent blades anastomosing, and forming secondary attachments to the substratum. Thalli iridescent in colors ranging from whitish-yellow to bronze. Blades capable of regeneration leaving thickened collars on the stipe following erosion. Cystocarps ampulliform; adventitious filaments developing an extensive investment from the inner wall of the pericarp to the gonimoblast.

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Key references
Huisman, J.M. & Saunders, G.W. (2018). Hymenocladiaceae. In: Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. (Huisman, J.M. Eds), pp. 318-323. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.

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

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