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Article     |     Next >>   Contents Vol 19(5)

The Corallinaceae, subfamily Mastophoroideae (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) in south-eastern Australia

A. S. Harvey A C, L. E. Phillips A, W. J. Woelkerling A, A. J. K. Millar B

A Department of Botany, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Vic. 3083, Australia.
B Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia.
C Corresponding author. Email: A.Harvey@latrobe.edu.au
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The first monographic account of the south-eastern Australian representatives of the Corallinaceae, subfamily Mastophoroideae (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) is presented. The Mastophoroideae contains eight extant genera, four of which [Hydrolithon, Mastophora, Neogoniolithon, Pneophyllum] were confirmed to occur in south-eastern Australia. Hydrolithon is represented by six species (H. farinosum, H. improcerum, H. munitum, H. onkodes, H. rupestre and H. samo├źnse). Pneophyllum is represented by three species (P. coronatum, P. fragile and P. submersiporum) while Mastophora and Neogoniolithon are represented by a single species each (Mastophora pacifica and Neogoniolithon brassica-florida). Morphological and anatomical accounts are provided, including keys to genera and species, comparisons with related south-eastern Australian mastophoroid species, information on distribution, seasonality, habitat and nomenclature. Brief biogeographical comparisons between south-eastern Australia and other Australasian regions are also made.

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