Melanthalia abscissa

Melanthalia abscissa


Taxonavigation: Gracilariales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Rhodophyta
Subdivisio: Rhodophytina
Classis: Florideophyceae
Subclassis: Rhodymeniophycidae
Ordo: Gracilariales

Familia: Gracilariaceae
Genus: Melanthalia
Species: Melanthalia abscissa



Melanthalia abscissa (Turner) J.D.Hooker & Harvey, 1845


  • Basionym
    • Fucus abscissus Turner, 1819
      • Type locality: New Zealand. Lectotype (?): Banks; BM (Womersley 1996: 34).
  • Homotypic
    • Sphaerococcus abscissus (Turner) C.Agardh, 1822
    • Chondrus abscissus (Turner) Greville, 1830
    • Chondrococcus abscissus (Turner) Kützing, 1849
    • Melanthalia obtusata var. abscissa (Turner) V.J.Chapman, 1979
  • Heterotypic
    • Melanthalia billardierei var. angustata Sonder, 1855
    • Melanthalia obtusata var. intermedia Harvey 1858
    • Melanthalia muelleri Kützing, 1869


  • Hooker, J.D. & Harvey, W.H. 1845. Algae Novae Zelandiae; being a catalogue of all of the species of algae yet recorded as inhabiting the shores of New Zealand, with characters and brief descriptions of the new species discovered during the voyage of H.M. discovery ships "Erebus" and "Terror" and of others communicated to Sir W. Hooker by D. Sinclair, the Rev. Colenso, and M. Raoul. The London Journal of Botany 4: 521–551. BHL Reference page. : 548
  • Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. Melanthalia abscissa. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Accessed 8 March 2018.
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