Sphaerococcus palmatus ( ) Wahlenberg
Sphaerococcus palmatus (Linnaeus) Wahlenberg 1826: 897
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a taxonomic synonym of Palmaria palmata (Linnaeus) Weber & Mohr
Fucus palmatus Linnaeus
Type locality: "Ad oras atlantica" (Linnaeus 1753: 1162). Lectotype: L 910.184.2889 (Irvine & Guiry 1983: 68). Notes: Linnaeus's description was taken from Van Royen (1740) and a lectotype has been selected from his herbarium (which Linnaeus examined).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), lobed or divided in the manner of an outspread hand with the sinuses between the lobes pointing to the place of attachment (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
SAG Cultures may be viewed at http://sagdb.uni-goettingen.de/showstrains.php?genus=Sphaerococcus&species=palmatus
Cultures from the Scandinavian Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Copenhagen (SCCAP) and Protozoa may be viewed at http://www.sccap.dk/search/algaebase.asp?Genus=Sphaerococcus&Species=palmatus
Created: 20 May 2000 by Fabio Rindi
Verified by: 23 September 2004 by M.D. Guiry
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Linking to this page: http://www.algaebase.org/search/species/detail/?species_id=22291
Cite this record as:
Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2013. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 May 2013.
Algaebase taxon LSID: No taxonomy record found for this level.