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Lobophora dichotoma (R.H.Simons) P.C.Silva

Publication details
Lobophora dichotoma (R.H.Simons) P.C.Silva in P.C.Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 598

Published in: Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Lobophora is Lobophora nigrescens J.Agardh.

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

Basionym
Pocockiella dichotoma R.H.Simons

Type information
Type locality: Ingwavuma, Kosi Bay, Natal, South Africa (Simons 1966: 169). Holotype: BOL 150036 (Vieira et al. 2016: 700). Notes: Epitype (designated by Vieira et al. 2016: 700): South Africa, Ribbon Reef, Sodwana Bay, Oct 2013, J.J. Bolton, R.A. Anderson & L. Mattio D1006 (BOL barcode BOL150668). "The holotype at BOL is not available for DNA sequencing. Consequently, we selected an epitype collected close to the type locality that morphologically resembled L. dichotoma type."

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), dichotomous, having divisions always in pairs (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Pocockiella dichotoma R.H.Simons 1966

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.

Key references
Vieira, C., Camacho, O., Wynne, M.J., Mattio, L., Anderson, R.J., Bolton, J.J., Sansón, M., D'hondt, S., Leliaert, F., Fredericq, S. & Payri, C. (2016). Shedding new light on old algae: Matching names and sequences in the brown algal genus Lobophora (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae). Taxon 65(4): 689–707.

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