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Porphyra capensis Kützing

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Bangiophyceae
Subclass Bangiophycidae
Order Bangiales
Family Bangiaceae
Genus Porphyra

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Porphyra capensis Kützing
Platboom, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; mid-intertidal rock. 21 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Porphyra capensis Kützing
Kommetjie, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. 05 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Porphyra capensis Kützing
Kommetjie, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. 05 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Porphyra capensis Kützing
Buffels Bay, Cape Peninsula Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa; plants on upper intertidal rocks. 07 Oct 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

 

Porphyra capensis Kützing Platboom, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; mid-intertidal rock
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Porphyra capensis Kützing 1843: 383

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1843). Phycologia generalis oder Anatomie, Physiologie und Systemkunde der Tange. Mit 80 farbig gedruckten Tafeln, gezeichnet und gravirt vom Verfasser. pp. [part 1]: [i]-xxxii, [1]-142, [part 2:] 143-458, 1, err.], pls 1-80. Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Porphyra is Porphyra purpurea (Roth) C.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), pertaining to the Cape, usually the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Porphyra laciniata var. capensis (Kützing) Grunow 1867
Phyllona capensis (Kützing) Kuntze 1891

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Porphyra angustinae Kützing 1843

Taxonomic notes
According to Silva et al. (1996), the name Porphyra vulgaris has been misapplied to this species by Drège (1843: 111)

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Table Bay, Cape of Good Hope (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 91). Type: Drège; Notes: This type locality was first described by Drège (1843: 111) (Silva et al., 1996)

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Key references
Milstein, D. & Cabral de Oliveira, M. (2005). Molecular phylogeny of Bangiales (Rhodophyta) based on small subunit rDNA sequencing: emphasis on Brazilian Porphyra species. Phycologia 44: 212-221.

Papenfuss, G.F. (1964). Catalogue and bibliography of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic benthic marine algae. In: Antarctic Research Series. Volume 1. Bibliography of the Antarctic Seas. (Lee, M.O. Eds), pp. 1-76. Washington D.C.: American Geophysical Union.

Wynne, M.J. (1986). Report on a collection of benthic marine algae from the Namibian coast (southwestern Africa). Nova Hedwigia 43: 311-355, 24 pls.

Created: 29 December 1997 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 26 April 2015 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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Graves, J.M. (1956). Observations of the life-history of Porphyra capensis. British Phycological Bulletin 1(4): 12.
Graves, J.M. (1969). The genus Porphyra on South African coasts: 1. Observations on the autecology of Porphyra capensis sensu Isaac (1957), including a description of dwarf plants. Journal of South African Botany 35: 343-362, 4 figs, 4 plates.

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