Sphaerococcus palmatus ( ) Wahlenberg, nom. illeg.
Palmaria palmata (Linnaeus) F.Weber & D.Mohr Finavarra, Co. Clare, Ireland; very variable, much-dissected plants epiphytic on Fucus serratus sometimes known as the "var. sarniensis"
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Sphaerococcus palmatus (Linnaeus) Wahlenberg 1826: 897, nom. illeg.
Published in: Wahlenberg, G. (1826). Flora suecica: enumerans plantas sueciae indigenas cum synopsi classium ordinumque, characteribus generum, differentiis specierum, synonymis citationibusque selectis, locis regionibusque natalibus, descriptionibus habitualibus nomina incolarum et qualitates plantarum illustrantibus:post Linnæum edita. Pars posterior. pp. 429-1117. Upsaliae [Uppsala]: suis impensis excudebant Palmblad & C.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Palmaria palmata (Linnaeus) F.Weber & D.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.
Not Sphaerococcus palmatus S.F. Gray, 1821, which is illegitimate (cited Fucus palmetta Esper, inter alia): unwarranted change of epithet [INA]. - (4 Apr 2017) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
[Weber, F. & Mohr, D.M.H.] (1805). Einige Worte über unsre bisherigen, hauptsächlich carpologischen Zergliederungen von kryptogamischen Seegewächsen. Beiträge zur Naturkunde 1: 204-329.
Created: 20 May 2000 by Fabio Rindi
Verified by: 04 April 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 23 February 2019.