Ptilophora diversifolia ( )
Ptilophora diversifolia (Suhr) Papenfuss KwaZulu-Natal
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Ptilophora diversifolia (Suhr) Papenfuss 1940: 214-216, fig. 11
Published in: Papenfuss, G.F. (1940). Notes on South African marine algae. I. Botaniska Notiser 1940: 200-226, 16 figs.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Phyllophora diversifolia Suhr
Type locality: South Africa [between the Omtendo (Umtentu) river, Transkei and the Omsamculo (Umzimkulu) River, Natal] (Drège 1843: 155).
According to Papenfuss (1940a: 214-216), the name Polyphacum smithiae has been misapplied to this species by Barton (1893: 175); the name Ptilophora spissa has been misapplied to this species by Barton (1896: 197) and Delf & Michell (1921: 104)
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Tronchin, E.M., Freshwater, D.W. & Bolton, J.J. (2003). A re-evaluation of the genera Beckerella and Ptilophora (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta) based on molecular and morphological data. Phycologia 42: 80-89.
Created: 29 December 1997 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 19 June 2006 by Wendy 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 20 November 2018.