Sphaerococcus asper C.
Sphaerococcus asper C.Agardh 1822: 288
Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1822). Species algarum rite cognitae, cum synonymis, differentiis specificis et descriptionibus succinctis. Volumen primum pars posterior. pp. [v-vi], 169-398. Lundae [Lund]: ex officina Berlingiana.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gelidium asperum (C.Agardh) Greville
Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), rough, uneven, harsh, rugged (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: "Cape van Diemen", South Tasmania (Womersley & Guiry 1994: 131). Lectotype: Labillardière; LD 33216 (Womersley & Guiry 1994: 131).
Source of current name
Greville, R.K. (1830). Algae britannicae, or descriptions of the marine and other inarticulated plants of the British islands, belonging to the order Algae; with plates illustrative of the genera. pp. [i*-iii*], [i]-lxxxviii, -218, pl. 1-19. Edinburgh & London: McLachlan & Stewart; Baldwin & Cradock.
Womersley, H.B.S. & Guiry, M.D. (1994). Order Gelidiales Kylin 1923: 132. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Part IIIA. Bangiophyceae and Florideophyceae (Acrochaetiales, Nemaliales, Gelidiales, Hildenbrandiales and Gigartinales sensu lato). (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 118-142. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.
Created: 27 June 2000 by Fabio Rindi
Verified by: 28 February 2018 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 19 March 2019.