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Sphaerococcus oppositifolius C.Agardh

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 oppositifolius C.Agardh

Sphaerococcus oppositifolius C.Agardh
Rottnest Island, Western Australia.. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

 

Callophycus oppositifolius (C.Agardh) P.C.Silva Rottnest Island, Western Australia.
© John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au)

Publication details
Sphaerococcus oppositifolius C.Agardh 1822: (1822-1823): 294

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.
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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 Callophycus oppositifolius (C.Agardh) P.C.Silva

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), with opposite leaves.

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

Taxonomic notes
13652:337 (Womersley (1994: 337)) entered in "author for locality; page for locality" replaced by 15101: 328 (Silva et al., 1996: 328).

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: "ad novam Hollandiam" (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 328). Holotype: Desfontaines; Herb. Agardh, LD 25599 (Womersley 1994: 337). Notes: Isotype in PC.

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Key references
Silva, P.C. (1957). Remarks on algal nomenclature. Taxon 6: 141-145.

Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.

Womersley, H.B.S. (1994). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIA - Bangiophyceae and Florideophyceae (Acrochaetiales, Nemaliales, Gelidiales, Hildenbrandiales and Gigartinales sensu lato). pp. 1-508, 167 figs, 4 pls, 4 maps. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.

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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 15 November 2018.

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