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Sphaerococcus intricatus 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 intricatus C.Agardh
recolectada en la zona Sur del Macizo Guamuhaya, sobre sustrato rocoso. Foto: Ángel Moreira..

Sphaerococcus intricatus C.Agardh
Panama. In situ showing coarse wiry turf.. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Sphaerococcus intricatus C.Agardh
Panama. Apex of stolon initiating ventral rhizoidal tuft.. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Sphaerococcus intricatus C.Agardh
Panama. Stolon with rhizoidal tuft.. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Sphaerococcus intricatus C.Agardh
Panama. Stolon with rhizoidal tuft.. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Sphaerococcus intricatus C.Agardh
Panama. Transverse section of branch apex showing multiple cells at growing tip.. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Sphaerococcus intricatus C.Agardh
Panama. Transverse section of branch.. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Sphaerococcus intricatus C.Agardh
Panama. Transverse section of branch showing cells grading smaller and shorter toward surface.. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Sphaerococcus intricatus C.Agardh
Tanzania; apical tetrasporangial sori. Eurico Oliveira. © Eurico Oliveira (euricodo@usp.br).

Sphaerococcus intricatus C.Agardh
Tanzania. Katrin Østerlund. © Katrin Oesterlund (Katrin.Osterlund@uadm.uu.se).

 

Rhodomela hookeriana J.Agardh

Gelidiopsis intricata (C.Agardh) Vickers Panama. In situ showing coarse wiry turf.
© Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu)

Publication details
Sphaerococcus intricatus C.Agardh 1822: (1822-1823): 333-334

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 Ceratodictyon intricatum (C.Agardh) R.E.Norris

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), entangled (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Syntype localities: Mauritius; Hawaiian Islands; "Ravak (Rauki), Waigeo Island, Moluccas, Indonesia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 360). Type: Gaudichaud; Herb. Agardh, LD (Silva 1996-to date

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Source of current name
Norris, R.E. (1987). The systematic position of Gelidiopsis and Ceratodictyon (Gigartinales, Rhodophyceae), genera new to South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 53: 239-246, 13 figs.

Created: 19 December 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 27 May 2012 by M.D. Guiry

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Michael 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 15 November 2018.

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