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Rhodophyllis reptans (Suhr) Papenfuss

Publication details
Rhodophyllis reptans (Suhr) Papenfuss 1956: 71-73

Published in: Papenfuss, G.F. (1956). Notes on South African marine algae. IV. Journal of South African Botany 22: 65-77.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Rhodophyllis is Rhodophyllis bifida (Greville) Kützing.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Halymenia reptans Suhr

Type information
Type locality: "Algoa-Bai" [Algoa Bay, Cape Province, South Africa] (Suhr 1834: 735).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), creeping, prostrate and rooting; arching and then rooting (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Halymenia reptans Suhr 1834
Euhymenia reptans (Suhr) Kützing 1849
Kallymenia reptans (Suhr) E.S.Barton 1893

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Rhodophyllis capensis Kützing 1849
Rhodymenia nigricans Harvey 1849
Ectoclinium kowiense Holmes 1896

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
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.

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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