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Codium megalophysum P.C.Silva

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Ulvophyceae
Order Bryopsidales
Family Codiaceae
Genus Codium


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Codium megalophysum P.C.Silva
KwaZulu-Natal. Tom Schils. © Tom Schils (tom@schils.be).


Callithamnion apiculatum P.Crouan & H.Crouan

Codium megalophysum P.C.Silva KwaZulu-Natal
© Tom Schils (tom@schils.be)

Publication details
Codium megalophysum P.C.Silva 1959: 125-127, fig. 8, pl. VI

Published in: Silva, P.C. (1959). The genus Codium (Chlorophyta) in South Africa. Journal of South African Botany 25: 101-165, 22 figs, Plates II-XVI.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Codium is Codium tomentosum Stackhouse.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Codium mamillosum var. capense O.C.Schmidt 1923

Taxonomic notes
According to Silva et al. (1996: 859) the following names have been misapplied to this species: Codium mamillosum by Barton (1896: 459) and Stephenson (1947: 284, 296 (in part)) and Valonia aegagropila by Levring (1938: 6).

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Port St. Johns, Transkei, South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 859).

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Source of current name
Silva, P.C. (1959). The genus Codium (Chlorophyta) in South Africa. Journal of South African Botany 25: 101-165, 22 figs, Plates II-XVI.

Key references
Coppejans, E., Leliaert, F. & Verbruggen, H. (2005). Green Algae. Chlorophyceae. Guide to the seaweeds of KwaZulu Natal. Scripta Botanica Belgica 33: 39-93.

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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 20 May 2019.

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