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Sphaerococcus gelatinus (Esper) C.Agardh

Publication details
Sphaerococcus gelatinus (Esper) C.Agardh 1822: (1822-1823): 270-271

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 Betaphycus gelatinus (Esper) Doty ex P.C.Silva

Basionym
Fucus gelatinus Esper

Type information
Type locality: Not specified (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 325). Lectotype: Hamburg Herbarium (Doty 1988: 188). Notes: Doty (1995: 243) notes that the type material for this species appears to be from an abundance of frond fragments found in the Esper collections housed in the Herbarium of Institut Allgemeine Botanik, Hamburg, Gemany. However, a fragment (numbered 34697) in the Agardh Hebarium at the University of Lund, Sweden, appears to have come from thiis Esper collection. Physically, these fragments are poorly preserved but they are accepted as isolectotypes. The specimen illustrated by Doty (1988, fig. 23A) is in the Hamburg herbarium and is selected as the lectotype .

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Created: 26 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 23 September 2004 by M.D. Guiry

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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 24 September 2018.

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