Sargassum elegans , nom. illeg.
Sargassum elegans Greville 1849: 107-108, pl. IV: lower left figs. 1-6, nom. illeg.
Published in: Greville, R.K. (1849). Algae orientales:- Descriptions of new species belonging to the genus Sargassum. Annals and Magazine of Natural History Ser. 2, 3: 106-109, 216-219, 254-257, 503-506, Plate IV, IX, X, XI.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Sargassum polycystum C.Agardh
Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), elegant (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Illegitimate: later homonym of Sargassum elegans Suhr, 1840. - (4 Sep 2008) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: India (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 686).
Source of current name
Mattio, L., Payri, C.E. & Verlaque, M. (2009). Taxonomic revision and geographic distribution of the subgenus Sargassum (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) in the western and central Pacific islands based on morphological and molecular analyses. Journal of Phycology 45(5): 1213-1227.
Created: 29 October 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 19 January 2010 by Wendy Guiry
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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)
Gillespie, R.D. & Critchley, A.T. (2001). Reproductive allocation and strategy of Sargassum elegans Suhr and Sargassum incisifolium (Turner) C. Agardh from Reunion Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Botanica Marina 44: 231-235.
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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 24 February 2019.