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Sphaerococcus sternbergii C.Agardh

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gigartinales
Family Sphaerococcaceae
Genus Sphaerococcus

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Sphaerococcus sternbergii C.Agardh
Cape Beale, Barkley Sound, British Columbia. Colin Bates (colinba@interchange.ubc.ca). © Coastal Imageworks (colinba@interchange.ubc.ca).

Sphaerococcus sternbergii C.Agardh
Cape Perpetua, Oregon, USA; on rocks in sand at low water. 13 Jun 2003. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Sphaerococcus sternbergii C.Agardh
Cape Perpetua Oregon, U.S.A.; plants in sand.. 20 Jun 2003. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Sphaerococcus sternbergii C.Agardh
Cape Perpetua Oregon, U.S.A.. 20 Jun 2003. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

 

Prionitis sternbergii (C.Agardh) J.Agardh Cape Perpetua Oregon, U.S.A.; plants in sand.
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Sphaerococcus sternbergii C.Agardh 1822: 275

Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1822). Species algarum rite cognitae, cum synonymis, differentiis specificis et descriptionibus succinctis. Volumen primum pars posterior. pp. [v-vi], 169-398. Lundae [Lund]: ex officina Berlingiana.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Sphaerococcus is Sphaerococcus coronopifolius Stackhouse.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Prionitis sternbergii (C.Agardh) J.Agardh

Eponomy
Named for Kaspar Maria von Sternberg (1761-1838) who established the Bohemian National Museum in Prague and is deemed to be the founder of modern paleobotany

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
No habitat entry has yet been made for this entity.

Type information
Type locality: 'In mari Australi' [Nootka Sound (Vancouver Island), British Columbia, Canada or Monterey, California, USA] (Gabrielson 2008: 91, 96). Lectotype: T. Haenke; 1791; LD 22892 (bottom, single specimen) (Gabrielson 2008: 96). Notes: Isotype: LD 22892 (upper two specimens) and specimens in the packet on the same sheet.

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Source of current name
Gabrielson, P.W. (2008). Molecular sequencing of Northeast Pacific type material reveals two earlier names for Prionitis lyallii, Prionitis jubata and Prionitis sternbergii, with brief comments on Grateloupia versicolor (Halymeniaceae, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 47: 89-97.

Created: 28 August 2006 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 06 November 2008 by Wendy Guiry

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 November 2018.

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