Sphaerococcus palmatus S.F.Gray, nom. illeg.
Sphaerococcus palmatus S.F.Gray 1821, nom. illeg.
Published in: Gray, S.F. (1821). A natural arrangement of British plants, according to their relations to each other, as pointed out by Jussieu, De Candolle, Brown, &c. including those cultivated for use; with an introduction to botany, in which the terms newly introduced are explained; illustrated by figures. pp. vol. 1: [i]-xxviii, - 824, pls I-XXI plates. London: Printed for Baldwin, Cradock & Joy, Paternoster-Row.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Rhodymenia pseudopalmata (J.V.Lamouroux) P.C.Silva
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), lobed or divided in the manner of an outspread hand with the sinuses between the lobes pointing to the place of attachment (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Illegitimate: unwarranted change of name; cited Fucus palmetta Esper, inter alia, [INA]. - (4 Apr 2017) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Created: 04 April 2017 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 04 April 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. 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 22 September 2018.