Heringia mirabilis (C. ) J.
Heringia mirabilis (C.Agardh) J.Agardh Kommetjie, Cape Peninsula, South Africa
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Heringia mirabilis (C.Agardh) J.Agardh 1846: pl. VII
Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1846). Caroli Ad. Agardh Icones algarum ineditae. Fasculi qui exstant duo. pp. 1-6, pls I-XX. Lundae.
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Heringia.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Sphaerococcus mirabilis C.Agardh
Type locality: Cape of Good Hope, South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 283).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), to be wondered at, wonderful, marvellous, extraordinary, admirable (Smith & Lockwood 1933).
Sphaerococcus mirabilis C.Agardh 1820
Fucus confervicola Chamisso 1821
This is a marine species.
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Heringia mirabilis (C.Agardh) J.Agardh)
Africa: Namibia (Wynne 1986, Rull Lluch 2002, John et al. 2004), South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Stegenga, Bolton & Anderson 1997).
Harvey, W.H. (1849). Nereis australis, or algae of the southern ocean: being figures and descriptions of marine plants, collected on the shores of the Cape of Good Hope, the extra-tropical Australian colonies, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Antarctic regions; deposited in the Herbarium of the Dublin University. [Part 2]. pp. 65-124 [ends abruptly], pls XXVI-L. London: Reeve Brothers.
Wynne, M.J. (1986). Report on a collection of benthic marine algae from the Namibian coast (southwestern Africa). Nova Hedwigia 43: 311-355, 24 pls.
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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 20 August 2019.