Sphaerococcus sternbergii C.
Prionitis sternbergii (C.Agardh) J.Agardh Cape Beale, Barkley Sound, British Columbia
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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.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Prionitis sternbergii (C.Agardh) J.Agardh
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
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
No habitat entry has yet been made for this entity.
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.
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. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 18 March 2019.