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Chiracanthia arborea (Harvey) Falkenberg 1897

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


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Chiracanthia arborea (Harvey) Falkenberg


Publication details
Chiracanthia arborea (Harvey) Falkenberg in Schmitz & Falkenberg 1897: 441

Published in: Schmitz, F. & Falkenberg, P. (1897). Rhodomelaceae. In: Die natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien nebst ihren Gattungen und wichtigeren Arten insbesondere den Nutzpflanzen unter Mitwirkung zahlreicher hervorragender Fachgelehrten, Teil 1, Abteilung 2. (Engler, A. & Prantl, K. Eds), pp. 421-480. Leipzig: verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann.
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Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Chiracanthia.

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

Acanthophora arborea Harvey

Type information
Type locality: Georgetown, Tasmania (Womersley 2003: 235). Lectotype: Harvey; TCD, Herb. Harvey Alg Aust. Exsicc. 140 I (Womersley 2003: 235). Notes: Isolectotypes MEL, 1554626 and elsewhere (Womersley, 2003).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), tree-like.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Acanthophora arborea Harvey 1859

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Polysiphonia valida J.Agardh 1896
Chiracanthia valida (J.Agardh) Falkenberg 1901

General environment
This is a marine species.

Usually in moderately deep water (Womersley 2003).

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Source of current name
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.

Key references
Jong, Y.S.D.M. de, Hitipeuw, C. & Prud'Homme van Reine, W.F. (1999). A taxonomic, phylogenetic and biogeographic study of the genus Acanthophora (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta). Blumea 44: 217-249.

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