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Sphaerococcus palmatus (Linnaeus) Wahlenberg, nom. illeg.

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gigartinales
Family Sphaerococcaceae
Genus Sphaerococcus

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Sphaerococcus palmatus (Linnaeus) Wahlenberg
Dulse harvester Wanda Vantassel (Fundy Dulse) on the shore on Digby Neck, Nova Scotia (with permission).. 02 Jun 2012. David J. Garbary. © David J. Garbary.

Sphaerococcus palmatus (Linnaeus) Wahlenberg
Silver Strand, Galway Bay, Ireland; spermatangial sori. 05 Apr 2012. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Sphaerococcus palmatus (Linnaeus) Wahlenberg
Silver Strand, Galway Bay, Ireland; spermatangial sori. 05 Apr 2012. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Sphaerococcus palmatus (Linnaeus) Wahlenberg
Silver Strand, Galway Bay, Ireland; spermatangial plant. 05 Apr 2012. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Sphaerococcus palmatus (Linnaeus) Wahlenberg
Silver Strand, Galway Bay, Ireland; spermatangial plant. 05 Apr 2012. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Sphaerococcus palmatus (Linnaeus) Wahlenberg
Spiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland; small plants starting to form tetrasporangial sori . 29 Mar 2012. M.D. Guiry. © M.D. Guiry (mikeguiry@me.com).

Sphaerococcus palmatus (Linnaeus) Wahlenberg
Spiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland; regenerating and starting to form tetrasporangial sori . 29 Mar 2012. M.D. Guiry. © M.D. Guiry (mikeguiry@me.com).

Sphaerococcus palmatus (Linnaeus) Wahlenberg
Digby Neck, Nova Scotia; dulse harvesting site being monitored. 21 Feb 2012. Andrea Flynn. © Andrea Flynn.

Sphaerococcus palmatus (Linnaeus) Wahlenberg
Collected near Roscoff (F), December 1984. 29 Dec 2011. Elmar Wosnitza. © Christine Wosnitza.

Sphaerococcus palmatus (Linnaeus) Wahlenberg
tetrasporophytic plant TS, Brittany, France, 2011. 24 Oct 2011. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

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Palmaria palmata (Linnaeus) F.Weber & D.Mohr Black Head, Co. Clare, Ireland; plants on exposed stipes of Laminaria hyperborea at ELWS
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
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.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Sphaerococcus is Sphaerococcus coronopifolius Stackhouse.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Palmaria palmata (Linnaeus) F.Weber & D.Mohr

Basionym
Fucus palmatus Linnaeus

Type information
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).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

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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Citing AlgaeBase
Cite this record as:
M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 November 2018.

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