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Sphaerococcus pectinatus Montagne

Publication details
Sphaerococcus pectinatus Montagne 1838: 276 (as 'Sphaerococcus (Gelidium) pectinatus Moont. ined.' )

Published in: Montagne, C. (1838). Cryptogames algériennes, ou plantes cellulaires recueillies par M. Roussel aux environs d'Alger, et publiées Par le Docteur Camille Montagne. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Botanique, série 2 10: 268-279.
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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 Gelidium pectinatum (Montagne) Montagne

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), pectinate, with narrow close-set divisions like a comb (Stearn 1973).

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

Nomenclatural notes
Montagne (1838: 277) cited Sphaerococcus corneus var. pristoides C. Agardh 1822 and Teledoema pectinatum Schousb. in synonymy. Effectively a new name for Sphaerococcus corneus var. pristoides C. Agardh. - (22 Jul 2018) - Salvador Valenzuela Miranda

General environment
This is a marine species.

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
Montagne, [J.F.]C. (1846). Flore d'Algérie. Ordo I. Phyceae Fries. In: Exploration scientifique de l'Algérie pendant les années 1840, 1841, 1842...Sciences physiques. Botanique. Cryptogamie. (Durieu De Maisonneuve, M.C. Eds) Vol. 1, pp. 1-197. Paris: Imprimerie Royale, publiée par ordre du Gouvernement et avec le concours d'une Commission Académique.

Key references
Andersen, R.A. (2018). Report of the Nomenclature Committee for Algae: 18. Taxon 67(2): 437-438.

Created: 22 July 2018 by Salvador Valenzuela Miranda

Verified by: 03 July 2019 by M.D. Guiry

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