Martensia elegans

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Martensia elegans


Taxonavigation: Ceramiales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Rhodophyta
Subdivisio: Rhodophytina
Classis: Florideophyceae
Subclassis: Rhodymeniophycidae
Ordo: Ceramiales

Familia: Delesseriaceae
Subfamilia: Nitophylloideae
Tribus: Martensieae
Genus: Martensia
Species: Martensia elegans


Martensia elegans K.Hering, 1841

  • Type locality: Port Natal [Durban, South Africa].
  • Lectotype: Ferdinand Krauss; (HBG selected by Papenfuss). Cystocarpic, in the lower left-hand corner on a paper cutout containing six plants carrying the number N. 272 (lower right , barcode BM 000774894). Isotypes: the five other plants on sheet N. 272 (barcode BM 000774894).


  • Homotypic
    • Capraella elegans (Harvey) G.De Toni, 1936
    • Mesotrema elegans (Hering) Papenfuss, 1942
    • Hemitrema elegans (Hering) Doty, 1954
  • Heterotypic


  • Hering, K. 1841. Diagnoses algarum novarum a cl. Dre. Ferdinand Krauss in Africa Australi lectarum. Annals and Magazine of Natural History [Series 1] 8: 90–92.: 92
  • Lin, S.-M., Hommersand, M.H., Fredericq, S. & de Clerck, O. 2009. Characterization of Martensia (Delesseriaceae, Rhodophyta) based on a morphological and molecular study of the type species, M. elegans, and M. natalensis sp. nov. from South Africa. Journal of Phycology 45(3): 678–691, 8 figs.
  • Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2017. Martensia elegans. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Accessed 8 October 2017.
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