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Hypnea compressa Papenfuss, nom. inval.

Publication details
Hypnea compressa Papenfuss in T.A.Stephenson 1947: 305, nom. inval.

Published in: Stephenson, T.A. (1947). The constitution of the intertidal fauna and flora of South Africa. Part III. Annals of the Natal Museum 11: 207-324, 11 figs, Plates XV, XVI.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Hypnea is Hypnea musciformis (Wulfen) J.V.Lamouroux.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), flattened, usually laterally (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 15 October 2018.

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