Amphiroa bowerbankii Harvey KwaZulu-Natal
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Amphiroa bowerbankii Harvey 1849: 97, pl. 37: figs 1-6 (top)
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1849). Nereis australis, or algae of the southern ocean: being figures and descriptions of marine plants, collected on the shores of the Cape of Good Hope, the extra-tropical Australian colonies, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Antarctic regions; deposited in the Herbarium of the Dublin University. [Part 2]. pp. 65-124 [ends abruptly], pls XXVI-L. London: Reeve Brothers.
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Amphiroa is Amphiroa tribulus (J.Ellis & Solander) J.V.Lamouroux.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
According to Areschoug (1852: 537), the name Amphiroa dilatata has been misapplied to this species by Krauss (1837: 20; 1846: 211). See pp. 316-317 of Millar (1990) regarding provisional synonymisation with Amphiroa anceps, which was not accepted by Silva et al. (1996: 221).
This is a marine species.
Lectotype locality: Algoa Bay, Cape Province, South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 221). Notes: Lectotype locality fide Millar, 1990:316.
Source of current name
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.
Millar, A.J.K. (1990). Marine red algae of the Coffs Harbour region, northern New South Wales. Australian Systematic Botany 3: 293-593, 76 figs, 2 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 21 January 2019.