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Pycnophycus brassicaeformis Kützing

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Fucophycidae
Order Fucales
Family Sargassaceae
Genus Pycnophycus

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Pycnophycus brassicaeformis Kützing
Fish Hoek, Western Cape, South Africa, August 2009. 09 Dec 2011. Robert Anderson. © Robert Anderson (anderson@botzoo.uct.ac.za).

Pycnophycus brassicaeformis Kützing
Boulders, Simon's Town, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. 22 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Pycnophycus brassicaeformis Kützing
Boulders, Simon's Town, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; zone of Bifurcaria with Ecklonia maxima below. 22 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Pycnophycus brassicaeformis Kützing
Boulders, Simon's Town, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. 22 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Pycnophycus brassicaeformis Kützing
Boulders, Simon's Town, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; lower intertidal. 22 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Pycnophycus brassicaeformis Kützing
Boulders, Simon's Town, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; top belt with Ecklonia maxima below. 22 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Pycnophycus brassicaeformis Kützing
Platboom, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; lower intertidal rock. 21 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Pycnophycus brassicaeformis Kützing
Platboom, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; lower intertidal rocks. 21 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Pycnophycus brassicaeformis Kützing
Platboom, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; lower intertidal rock; 10.5 mm lens; Cape of Good Hope in background. 21 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Pycnophycus brassicaeformis Kützing
Platboom, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; lower intertidal rock. 20 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

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Bifurcaria brassicaeformis (Kützing) E.S.Barton Buffels Bay, Cape Peninsula Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa; on rocks at low water
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Pycnophycus brassicaeformis Kützing 1860: 9, pl. 23: fig. I

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1860). Tabulae phycologicae; oder, Abbildungen der Tange. Vol. X pp. i-iv, 1-39, 100 pls. Nordhausen: Gedruckt auf kosten des Verfassers.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Pycnophycus is Pycnophycus tuberculatus (Stackhouse) Kützing.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Brassicophycus brassicaeformis (Kützing) Draisma, Ballesteros, F.Rousseau & T.Thibaut

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Cape of Good Hope, South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 642).

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
Draisma, S.G.A., Ballesteros, E., Rousseau, F. & Thibaut, T. (2010). DNA sequence data demonstrate the polyphyly of the genus Cystoseira and other Sargassaceae genera (Phaeophyceae). Journal of Phycology 46(6): 1329-1345.

Key references
Barton, E.S. (1893). A provisional list of the marine algae of the Cape of Good Hope. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign 31: 53-56, 81-84, 110-114, 138-144, 171-177, 202-210.

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