Plocamium cornutum (Turner)
Plocamium cornutum (Turner) Harvey Buffels Bay, Cape Peninsula Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa; on rocks at low water; with tip damage
Plocamium cornutum (Turner) Harvey 1849: (1847-1849): 123
Original publication: 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, pls XXVI-L. London: Reeve Brothers.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Fucus cornutus Turner
Type locality: Cape of Good Hope, South Africa (Turner 1811-1819: 152). Type: Mr Burchell; BM?
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), horned.
Sphaerococcus cornutus (Turner) C.Agardh 1822
This is a marine species.
Distribution by country
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Plocamium cornutum (Turner) Harvey)
South America: Chile (Ramírez & Santelices 1991).
Africa: Madagascar (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Mauritius (Børgesen 1943, Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Namibia (Rull Lluch 2002, John et al. 2004), South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Stegenga, Bolton & Anderson 1997).
Indian Ocean Islands: Réunion (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).
South-east Asia: Indonesia (Atmadja & Prud'homme van Reine 2012).
SAG Cultures may be viewed at http://sagdb.uni-goettingen.de/showstrains.php?genus=Plocamium&species=cornutum
Cultures from the Scandinavian Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Copenhagen (SCCAP) and Protozoa may be viewed at http://www.sccap.dk/search/algaebase.asp?Genus=Plocamium&Species=cornutum
Created: 20 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 30 October 2006 by M.D. Guiry
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Cite this record as:
Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2013. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 May 2013.
Algaebase taxon LSID: urn:lsid:algaebase.org:taxname:74893