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Sargassum flaccidum Sonder

Publication details
Sargassum flaccidum Sonder 1845: 52

Published in: Sonder, G. (1845). Nova algarum genera et species, quas in itinere ad oras occidentales Novae Hollandiae, collegit L. Priess, Ph. Dr. Botanische Zeitung 3: 49-57.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Sargassum is Sargassum bacciferum (Turner) C.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Phyllotricha decipiens (R.Brown ex Turner) R.R.M.Dixon & Huisman

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), flaccid, not able to hold up its own weight (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Western Australia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 668).

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
Dixon, R.R.M., Huisman, J.M., Buchanan, J., Gurgel, C.F.D. & Spencer, P. (2012). A morphological and molecular study of austral Sargassum (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) supports the recognition of Phyllotricha at genus level, with further additions to the genus Sargassopsis. Journal of Phycology 48(5): 1119-1129.

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