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Sphaerococcus australis Harvey

Publication details
Sphaerococcus australis Harvey 1844: 445-446

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 Callophyllis rangiferina (R.Brown ex Turner) Womersley

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), south, southern (Stearn 1973).

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

Nomenclatural notes
Womersley & Norris (1971: 37) note that Callophyllis coccinea (Harvey in Hooker & Harvey) Kuetzing was first described as Sphaerococcus australis by Harvey 1844. In 1847, he transferred it to Rhodymenia as R. coccinea ( R. australis Sonder already in existence). Referral of Harvey's epithet Shaerococcus australis to Callophyllis is prevented by the existence of Callophyllis australis Sonder and C. australis J. Agardh. - (19 Jun 2009) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Georgetown, Tasmania (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 206). Holotype: Gunn 1279; TCD (Womersley & Norris 1971: 36).

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Source of current name
Womersley, H.B.S. & Norris, R.E. (1971). The morphology and taxonomy of Australian Kallymeniaceae (Rhodophyta). Australian Journal of Botany (Suppl. 2): 1-62, 108 figs..

Key references
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.

Womersley, H.B.S. (1973). Further studies on Australian Kallymeniaceae (Rhodophyta). Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 97: 253-256, 7 figs.

Womersley, H.B.S. (1994). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIA - Bangiophyceae and Florideophyceae (Acrochaetiales, Nemaliales, Gelidiales, Hildenbrandiales and Gigartinales sensu lato). pp. 1-508, 167 figs, 4 pls, 4 maps. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 September 2018.

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