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Plocamium cornutum (Turner) Harvey

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Plocamiales
Family Plocamiaceae
Genus Plocamium

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Plocamium cornutum (Turner) Harvey
Buffels Bay, Cape Peninsula Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa; on rocks at low water; with tip damage. 07 Oct 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

 

Plocamium cornutum (Turner) Harvey Buffels Bay, Cape Peninsula Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa; on rocks at low water; with tip damage
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Plocamium cornutum (Turner) Harvey 1849: (1847-1849): 123

Published in: 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.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Plocamium is Plocamium vulgare J.V.Lamouroux.

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

Basionym
Fucus cornutus Turner

Type information
Type locality: Cape of Good Hope, South Africa (Turner 1811-1819: 152). Type: Mr Burchell; BM?

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), horned.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Fucus cornutus Turner 1819
Thamnophora cornuta (Turner) Greville 1830
Thamnocarpus cornutus (Turner) K├╝tzing 1843

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Sphaerococcus cornutus (Turner) C.Agardh 1822

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
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. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 12 November 2018.

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