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FAMILY ACROCHAETIACEAE Fritsch ex Taylor 1957: 209, 210, nom. cons.

Phylum Rhodophyta – Class Florideophyceae – Order Acrochaetiales

With the characteristics of the order, and including some 390 described species (Woelkerling 1983, p. 71) but probably many fewer actual species.

References:

TAYLOR, W.R. (1957). Marine Algae of the Northeastern coast of North America. Revised Edn. (Univ. Mich. Press: Ann Arbor.)

WOELKERLING, W.J. (1983). The Audouinella (Acrochaetium-Rhodochorton) complex (Rhodophyta): present perspectives. Phycologia 22, 59–92.

The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia Part IIIA complete list of references.

Author: W.J. Woelkerling & H.B.S. Womersley

Publication: Womersley, H.B.S. (14 January, 1994)
The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia
Rhodophyta. Part IIIA, Bangiophyceae and Florideophyceae (to Gigartinales)
Reproduced with permission from The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia Part IIIA 1994, by H.B.S. Womersley. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. Copyright Commonwealth of Australia.

KEY TO GENERA OF ACROCHAETIACEAE

1. Thallus small (to 2.5 cm high), cells 3–30 µm in diameter, branches not differentiated into indeterminate and determinate ones

AUDOUINELLA

1. Thallus 5–20 cm high, cells 30–120 µm in diameter, indeterminate and determinate branches present

CAMONTAGNEA


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