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Hypnea esperi Bory, nom. illeg.

Publication details
Hypnea esperi Bory 1828: 157, nom. illeg.

Published in: Bory de St. Vincent, J.B. (1828). Botanique, Cryptogamie. In: Voyage autour du monde, exécuté par ordre du Roi, sur la corvette de Sa Majesté, la Coquille, pendant les années 1822, 1823, 1824 et 1825. (Duperrey, L.I. Eds), pp. 97-200. Paris: Bertrand.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Hypnea is Hypnea musciformis (Wulfen) J.V.Lamouroux.

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Hypnea musciformis var. flexuosa Harvey 1834
Hypnea musciformis var. muscoides Harvey 1834
Hypnea musciformis var. nigra Harvey 1834

Nomenclatural notes
Hypnea esperi Bory (1828: 157) was superfluous, and thus illegitimate, when published (Silva, Meñez & Moe, 1987: 50), being a substitute name for Fucus nootkanus Esper (1802: 30, pl. 125). If it is recognised at the species level, it requires a new name. At the varietal level, the name Hypnea musciformis var. esperi was legitimately applied by J. Agardh (1851: 442) as he expressly excluded Fucus nootkanus. Silva, Basson & Moe (1996, p. 298) further described the difficulties attaching to the name Hypnea esperi. South & Skelton (2003) and South (2004) cite “Hypnea esperi Grunow 1867 (intended synonym: H. musciformis (Wulfen) Lamouroux var. esperi J. Agardh 1851).”

Taxonomic notes
The entity known generally in warm seas as Hypnea esperi Bory has been referred to Hypnea anastomosans Papenfuss, Lipkin & Silva, q.v.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Mauritius

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Key references
Abbott, I.A., Fisher, J. & McDermid, K.J. (2002). Newly reported and revised marine algae from the vicinity of Nha Trang, Vietnam. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species. Vol. VIII. (Abbott, I.A. & Mcdermid, K.J. Eds) Vol. 8, pp. 291-321. Oceanographic Institute, Nha Trang, Vietnam: California Sea Grant College.

N'Yeurt, A.D.R. & Payri, C.E. (2010). Marine algal flora of French Polynesia III. Rhodophyta, with additions to the Phaeophyceae and Chlorophyta. Cryptogamie Algologie 31: 3-205.

Papenfuss, G.F. (1964). Catalogue and bibliography of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic benthic marine algae. In: Antarctic Research Series. Volume 1. Bibliography of the Antarctic Seas. (Lee, M.O. Eds), pp. 1-76. Washington D.C.: American Geophysical Union.

South, G.R. (2004). Hypnea sp. (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) from Fiji, South Pacific and List of Hypnea species present in the Fiji Islands. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to the Pacific and other locations Volume IX. (Abbott, I.A. & McDermid, K.J. Eds) Vol.9, pp. 133-140.

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