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Sphaerococcus miniatus Sprengel

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 miniatus Sprengel
Panama. Saboga-Las Perlas. In situ forming short dense mat overgrowing coral.. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Sphaerococcus miniatus Sprengel
Panama. Branch apex showing multiple apical cells.. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Sphaerococcus miniatus Sprengel
Panama. Transverse section of branch showing thick-walled medullary cells and smaller surface cells.. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Sphaerococcus miniatus Sprengel
Tanzania. Katrin Østerlund. © Katrin Oesterlund (Katrin.Osterlund@uadm.uu.se).

 

Wurdemannia miniata (Sprengel) Feldmann & Hamel Panama. Transverse section of branch showing thick-walled medullary cells and smaller surface cells.
© Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu)

Publication details
Sphaerococcus miniatus Sprengel 1827: 340

Published in: Sprengel, K.[P.J.] (1827). Systema vegetabilium Editio decima sexta. Voluminis IV. Pars I. Classis 24. Vol. 4 pp. [i]-iv, [1]-592. Gottingae [Göttingen]: sumtibus Librariae Dieterichianae.
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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 Wurdemannia miniata (Sprengel) Feldmann & Hamel

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), saturn-red, flame-scarlet; literally, ‘painted with red lead’ (Stearn 1973).

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

Nomenclatural notes
Nomen novum. Fucus miniatus Draparnaud ex De Candolle 1815, the intended basionym of Wurdemannia miniata, is a later homonym of F. miniatus O.F. Müller 1778 and hence not priorable (Silva et al. 1987:72). - (3 Jun 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Vicinity of Montpellier, French Mediterranean coast (Lipkin & Silva 2002: 20). Type: Draparnaud; (Lipkin & Silva 2002: 20).

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Source of current name
Feldmann, J. & Hamel, G. (1934). Observations sur quelques Gélidiacées. Revue Générale de Botanique 46: 528-549, 11 figs.

Created: 24 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 07 February 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 18 October 2018.

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