Gigartina speciosa Sonder
Betaphycus speciosus (Sonder) Doty ex P.C.Silva Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia.
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Gigartina speciosa Sonder 1845: 55
Published in: Sonder, G. (1845). Nova algarum genera et species, quas in itinere ad oras occidentales Novae Hollandiae, collegit L. Priess, Ph. Dr. Botanische Zeitung 3: 49-57.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Betaphycus speciosus (Sonder) Doty ex P.C.Silva
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), showy, splendid (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Western Australia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 326). Lectotype: Lund Herbarium Preiss No. 2565 (Doty 1988: 195). Notes: See Doty (1988: 195, 197) for discussion on holotype.
Source of current name
Doty, M.S. (1988). Podromus ad systematica Eucheumatoideorum: a tribe of commercial seaweeds related to Eucheuma (Solieriaceae, Gigartinales). In: Taxonomy of economic seaweeds with reference to some Pacific and Caribbean species. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.2, pp. 159-207. La Jolla: California Sea Grant College Program [Report T-CSGCP-018].
Doty, M.S. (1995). Betaphycus philippinensis gen. et sp. nov. and related species (Solieriaceae, Gigartinales). In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.5, pp. 237-245. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.
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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 14 December 2018.