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Sonderophycus capensis (Montagne) M.J.Wynne

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Peyssonneliales
Family Peyssonneliaceae
Genus Sonderophycus


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Sonderophycus capensis (Montagne) M.J.Wynne
Tanzania. Katrin Østerlund. © Katrin Oesterlund (Katrin.Osterlund@uadm.uu.se).

Sonderophycus capensis (Montagne) M.J.Wynne
KwaZulu-Natal. Frederic Leliaert. © Frederik Leliaert (Frederik.Leliaert@ugent.be).

Sonderophycus capensis (Montagne) M.J.Wynne
South Africa. Robert Anderson. © Robert Anderson (Robert.Anderson@uct.ac.za).

Sonderophycus capensis (Montagne) M.J.Wynne
Rottnest Island, Western Australia.. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Sonderophycus capensis (Montagne) M.J.Wynne
"Steps", Jan Juc, Victoria, Australia; - 1m in a shallow undercut. 04 Feb 2006. Kyatt Dixon (kyattdixon@gmail.com). © Kyatt Dixon (kyattdixon@gmail.com).


Halimeda opuntia f. triloba (Decaisne) J.Agardh

Peyssonnelia capensis Montagne KwaZulu-Natal
© Frederik Leliaert (Frederik.Leliaert@ugent.be)

Publication details
Sonderophycus capensis (Montagne) M.J.Wynne 2011: 106

Published in: Wynne, M.J. (2011). A checklist of benthic marine algae of the tropical and subtropical western Atlantic: third revision. Nova Hedwigia Beihefte 140: [1] 7-166.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Sonderophycus is Sonderophycus australis (Sonder) Denizot.

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

Peyssonnelia capensis Montagne

Type information
Type locality: Durban, South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 210). Type: Drège; Herb. Montagne, PC (Womersley 1994: 155). Notes: This type locality was first recorded by Papenfuss (1952: 175) (Silva et al., 1996). According to Womersley (1994:155) the type material was collected at Port Natal, S. Africa.

Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), pertaining to the Cape, usually the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Peyssonnelia capensis Montagne 1847
Pterigospermum capense (Montagne) Kuntze 1891
Sonderopelta capensis (Montagne) A.D.Krayesky 2009

Taxonomic notes
"The type specimen of Peysonnelia australis Sonder in MEL is a Peysonnelia and is distinct from the taxon known as Sonderophycus australis (Sonder) Denizot. The latter, which is based on P. australis Sonder, is distinct generically from Peyssonnelia and is therefore re-described as Sonderopelta coriacea gen. et sp. nov. P. australis Sonder is an earlier name for P. gunniana J. Agardh but a synonym of P. capensis Montagne" (Womersley & Sinkora 1981). Silva et al. (1996: 210) cite P. australis as a synonym of P. capensis. - (18 Jul 2013) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Created: 16 August 2011 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 18 July 2013 by Wendy Guiry

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Wendy Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 20 May 2019.

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