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Bostrychia vaga J.D.Hooker & Harvey

Publication details
Bostrychia vaga J.D.Hooker & Harvey 1845: 269, 270

Published in: Hooker, J.D. & Harvey, W.H. (1845). Algae antarcticae, being characters and descriptions of the hitherto unpublished species of algae, discovered in Lord Auckland's Group, Campbell's Island, Kerguelen's Land, Falkland Islands, Cape Horn and other southern circumpolar regions, during the voyage of H.M. discovery ships "Erebus" and "Terror". London Journal of Botany 4: 249-276, 293-298.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Bostrychia is Bostrychia scorpioides (Hudson) Montagne.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Stictosiphonia vaga (J.D.Hooker & Harvey) J.D.Hooker & Harvey 1847

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Bostrychia vaga f. typica E.Post

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Kerguelen Islands: Christmas Harbour (Silva 1996-to date). Type (fide R.J.King & C.F.Puttock, 1989: 50): J.D. Hooker; K in BM (Silva 1996-to date

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Key references
Muangmai, N., West, J.A. & Zuccarello, G.C. (2014). Evolution of four Southern Hemisphere Bostrychia (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta) species: phylogeny, species delimitation and divergence times. Phycologia 53(6): 593-601.

Papenfuss, G.F. (1964). Catalogue and bibliography of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic benthic marine algae. In: Antarctic Research Series. Volume 1. Bibliography of the Antarctic Seas. (Lee, M.O. Eds), pp. 1-76. Washington D.C.: American Geophysical Union.

Ricker, R.W. (1987). Taxonomy and biogeography of Macquarie Island seaweeds. pp. [i]-vi, [2], 1-344. London: British Museum (Natural History).

Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.

Zuccarello, G.C. & West, J.A. (2006). Molecular phylogeny of the subfamily Bostrychioideae (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta): subsuming Stictosiphonia and highlighting polyphyly in species of Bostrychia. Phycologia 45: 24-36.

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