Sargassum aemulum Sonder
Sargassum aemulum Sonder 1853: 672
Published in: Sonder, O.G. (1853). Plantae Muellerianae. Algae. Linnaea 25: 657-703.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Sargassum distichum Sonder
Subgenus Sargassum Section Zygocarpicae
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Tseng & Lu (1988: 28) note that although no plant of the Hong Kong assemblage seems to agree very closely with aemulum Sonder (in strictly typical form), one scrappy specimen, intermingled with other zygocarpic forms, collected at West Point, Victoria, Hong Kong Island, by G.A.C. Herklots in March 1930, seems to stand apart and to answer fairly well to the description of the "var? carpophylloides Grun." of his S. aemulum.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Holdfast Bay (Gulf of St Vincent), South Australia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 670).
Ajisaka, T., Noro, T. & Yoshida, T. (1995). Zygocarpic Sargassum species (subgenus Sargassum) from Japan. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.5, pp. 11-44. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.
Phillips, N. (1995). Biogeography of Sargassum (Phaeophyta) in the Pacific basin. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol. 5, pp. 107-145. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.
Tseng, C.K. & Lu Baoren (1988). Studies on Chinese species of zygocarpic Sargassum. In: Taxonomy of economic seaweeds with reference to some Pacific and Caribbean species. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol. 2, pp. 23-54. La Jolla: California Sea Grant College Program.
Womersley, H.B.S. (1987). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Part II. pp. 481, 169 figs, 1 table, 8 plates, 4 maps. Adelaide: South Australian Government Printing Division.
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