Bangiophyceae and Florideophyceae (Acrochaetiales to Gigartinales)
OUT OF PRINT
This volume continues the landmark series begun in 1984, providing monographic accounts of the marine algae of southern Australian shores.
In this volume Emeritus Professor Womersley presents the first part of his treatment of the red algae, in the same format as adopted for the Seagrasses, Chlorophyta & Charophyta (1984) and for the Phaeophyta & Chlorophyta (1987). Seven orders, 27 families, 97 genera and 234 species are described, with keys for their identification , their distribution, full Australian synonymies, typification, and references to other major literature.
Given the difficulty of accurate identification of most of these plants, an extremely valuable feature of the work is the inclusion of detailed drawings of the vegetative and reproductive structures of each species, and inclusion of habit photographs of representative taxa.
Six co-authors contributed to accounts of various families or orders: K.S. Edyvane, M.D. Guiry, J.M. Huisman, G.T. Kraft, J.A. Lewis and W.J. Woelkerling. There are 35 new taxa or new combinations, including one new generic name, as well as commentary on the taxonomic and nomenclatural standing of many others.
This book is an essential reference work on an important group of organisms. It will have relevance far beyond the shores of southern Australia.
About the Senior Author
Emeritus Professor Womersley has an outstanding international reputation for his research on the marine algae of southern Australian shores. He spent 40 years as a researcher and lecturer in phycology at the University of Adelaide, and in retirement has continued work in association with the State Herbarium of South Australia. He has published over 80 papers on marine algae, including substantial ecological and monographic accounts. His taxonomic work is being brought together in this series.
About this book
Flora of Australia Supplementary Series Number 1
Australian Biological Resources Study
H.B.S.Womersley & co-authors
0 642 19807 1
978 0 642 19807 5
250 × 176 mm (B5)
Number of pages
14 colour plates
167 black and white plates
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