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Dictyota ceylanica var. rotundata Weber-van-Bosse

Publication details
Dictyota ceylanica var. rotundata Weber-van-Bosse 1913: 185-186, pl. III: fig. 7

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Dictyota is Dictyota dichotoma (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Dictyota friabilis Setchell

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), Of (from) Ceylon, an island in the Indian Ocean off southern India (cf. ceylonensis & ceylonicus).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
According to Silva et al. (1996) this species is a possible taxonomic synonym of Dictyota adnata Zanardini. Also according to Silva et al. (1996) this species is a possible taxonomic synonym of Dictyota humifusa Hörnig, Schnetter & Coppejans. De Clerck (2003) notes that this was considered as a synonym of D. adnata by Weber-van Bosse (1925: 209-210)and that Hörnig et al. (1992a: 57) considered it conspecific with D. humifusa. De Clerck & Coppejans (1997b: 417) placed D. ceylanica var. rotundata in synonymy with D. friabilis Setchell.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Syntype localities: Timor and Daram Islet, east coast of Misoöl Island, Indonesia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 586). Lectotype: L 936.74-100A (De Clerck 2003: 165). Notes: According to De Clerck (2003), the type loclality is Daram Islet, Misoöl Islands, Indonesia.

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Source of current name
De Clerck, O. (2003). The genus Dictyota in the Indian Ocean. Opera Botanica Belgica 13: 1-205, 54 figs, 12 tables.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 18 February 2019.

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