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Dictyota apiculata J.Agardh

Publication details
Dictyota apiculata J.Agardh 1894: 67

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1894). Analecta algologica, observationes de speciebus algarum minus cognitae earumque dispositione. Continuatio I. Lunds Universitets Års-Skrift, Andra Afdelningen, Kongl. Fysiografiska Sällskapets i Lund Handlingar 29(9): 1-144, 2 plates.
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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 dichotoma (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), ending abruptly in a sharp point or apiculum (Stearn 1973).

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

Taxonomic notes
The synonymy was proposed by Womersley (1987: 194).

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Western Port, Victoria, Australia (De Clerck 2003: 162). Holotype: LD 48811 (De Clerck 2003: 162). Notes: De Clerck & Coppejans (1997b: 415) pointed out that the lectotype designated by Womersley (1967: 208) has no status as the specimen is not mentioned in the protologue (Wilson, 29.xii.1887, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia, LD 48813). The only specimen that matches the protologue was collected by Harvey and should be considered as a holotype. The name D. apiculata appeared first as nomen nudum in Wilson (1892: 162).

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Source of current name
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.

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

De Toni, G.B. (1895). Sylloge algarum omnium hucusque cognitarum. Vol. III. Fucoideae. Vol. 3 pp. [i]-xvi, [1]-638. Patavii [Padua]: Sumptibus auctoris.

Tsuda, R.T. (2004). Dictyota (Phaeophyceae) from Micronesia. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to the Pacific and other locations. (Abbott, I.A. & McDermid, K.J. Eds) Vol.9, pp. 41-56.

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