Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales
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 second part of his treatment of the red algae, in the same format as adopted for the Seagrasses, Chlorophyta & Charophyta (1984), for the Phaeophyta & Chrysophyta (1987) and the first part of Rhodophyta (1994). Four orders, nine families, 53 genera and 122 species are described, with keys for their identification, their distribution, full Australian synonymies, typification, and references to other major literature.
The book is copiously illustrated with line drawings, halftone photomicrographs and coloured plates.
Four co-authors contributed to accounts in Corallinaceae: W.J. Woelkerling, A.S. Harvey, D.L. Penrose and W.H. Johansen. There are 16 descriptions of new species or new combinations, and many previously recognised species have been reassigned to different genera or reduced to synonymy.
This book is an essential reference work on an important group of plants. 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 5
Australian Biological Resources Study
H.B.S.Womersley & co-authors
0 642 24849 4
978 0 642 24849 7
250 × 176 mm (B5)
Number of pages
index, glossary, bibliography
16 colour plates
160 black and white plates
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