Cladophoropsis dichotoma ( )
Cladophoropsis dichotoma (Zanardini) Papenfuss Palau Islands, West Pacific, 1 m deep
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Cladophoropsis dichotoma (Zanardini) Papenfuss 1958: 104
Published in: Papenfuss, G.F. (1958). Notes on algal nomenclature. IV. Various genera and species of Chlorophyceae, Phaeophyceae and Rhodophyceae. Taxon 7: 104-109.
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Cladophoropsis is Cladophoropsis membranacea (Hofman Bang ex C.Agardh) Børgesen.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Cladophoropsis vaucheriiformis (Areschoug) Papenfuss
Spongodendron dichotomum Zanardini
Lectotype locality: Sorong, W Irian Jaya, Indonesia (Leliaert & Coppejans 2006: 668). Lectotype: O. Beccari; May 1872; BM (Leliaert & Coppejans 2006: 668). Notes: According to Leliaert & Coppejans (2006: 668), no type locality was indicated in the original prologue ('ubi praecedens'). The single specimen (marked as type in BM) and labelled in Beccari's hand 'Nova-Guinea, Sorong (non Ins. Aru) v. 1872' is indicated as lectotype by them. They note that the Beccari collections are normally housed in FI, but the type of S. dichotomum was sent to Murray & Boodle (BM) by Beccari (Murray & Boodle 1888: 169) and apparently never sent back (Sartoni & Nepi, pers. comm.).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), dichotomous, having divisions always in pairs (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
No habitat entry has yet been made for this entity.
Source of current name
Leliaert, F. & Coppejans, E. (2006). A revision of Cladophoropsis Børgesen (Siphonocladales, Chlorophyta). Phycologia 45: 657-679.
Created: 08 July 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 06 December 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 September 2018.