Dictyota ceylanica var. rotundata Weber-van-
Dictyota ceylanica var. rotundata Weber-van-Bosse 1913: 185-186, pl. III: fig. 7
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).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
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.
This is a marine species.
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.
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.
Created: 30 September 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 08 June 2005 by Wendy Guiry
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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.