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Sphaerococcus furcellatus C.Agardh

Publication details
Sphaerococcus furcellatus C.Agardh 1822: 4

Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1822). Algae. In: Synopsis plantarum, quas, in itinere ad plagam aequinoctialem orbis novi, collegerunt Al. de Humboldt et Am. Bonpland. Volume Primus. (Kunth, C.S. Eds), pp. 1-6. Paris: Apud F.G. Levrault, bibliopolam, via Dicta M. le Prince, no. 31, atque Argentorati, via dicta des Juifs, no 33.
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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 Asterfilopsis furcellata (C.Agardh) M.S.Calderon & S.M.Boo

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), forked; having a small notch at apex (Stearn 1973).

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

Nomenclatural notes
Sp. Alg.1: 253.1822 (INA). 1822: 4 (Silva & Decew, 1992; Calderon & Boo, 2016). - (21 Sep 2016) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: "Cresclt in Oceano Pacifico, prope Guanchaco. (Regno Peruviano.)" [near Huanchaco, Peru] (Agardh 1822: 4). Type: Alexander von Humboldt ; BM 000936141 (Calderon & Boo 2016: 547).

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Source of current name
Calderon, M.S. & Boo, S.M. (2016). Phylogeny of Phyllophoraceae (Rhodophyta, Gigartinales) reveals Asterfilopsis gen. nov. from the Southern Hemisphere. Phycologia 55(5): 543-554.

Key references
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.

Lewis, N.I., Avila, M. & Mclachlan, J.L. (1991). Life history of Gymnogongrus furcellatus (C. Ag) J. Ag (Rhodophyta, Phyllophoraceae) from Chile. Botanica Marina 34: 145-152.

Silva, P.C. & DeCew, T.C. (1992). Ahnfeltiopsis, a new genus in the Phyllophoraceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyceae). Phycologia 31: 576-580.

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Wendy 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 16 November 2018.

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