Journal article

Pseudoderbesia eckloniae, sp. nov. (Bryopsidaceae, Ulvophyceae) from Western Australia

John M Huisman, Heroen Verbruggen



Pseudoderbesia eckloniae Huisman & Verbruggen, sp. nov., is described for specimens collected from Cape Peron, Western Australia, growing epiphytically on the kelp Ecklonia radiata (C.Agardh) J.Agardh. The new species forms a velvety turf on the host and is distinguished from related species by a combination of molecular analyses (rbcL) and morphological characteristics.

University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by University of Melbourne Botany Foundation

Funding Acknowledgements

Heroen Verbruggen thanks Marisa Pasella for molecular lab support. Funding was provided by The Australian Biological Resources Study (RFL213-08) and the University of Melbourne Botany Foundation. John M. Huisman thanks the staff of the Western Australian Herbarium. The authors also thank the associate editor, Stacy Krueger, as well as Frederik Leliaert and an anonymous reviewer for their helpful comments.