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Phyllophora spissa Suhr

Publication details
Phyllophora spissa Suhr 1840: 262 (as 'Phyllaphora' )

Published in: Suhr, J.N. von (1840). Beiträge zur Algenkunde. Flora 23: 257-265, 273-282, 289-298.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Phyllophora is Phyllophora rubens (Linnaeus) Greville.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Ptilophora spissa (Suhr) Kützing

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: South Africa (between the Umzimkulu and Umkomaas rivers, Natal) (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 147). Notes: This type locality was first described by Papenfuss (1940a: 214) (Silva et al., 1996). According to Tronchin et al. (2003: 88), the type specimen, collected over a century ago in the southern KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa, may be an aberrant morphology of another species from the same locality.

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