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Plocamium rigidum Bory

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 rigidum Bory
Cape of Good Hope, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. 18 Nov 2009. M.D. Guiry. © M.D. Guiry.

Plocamium rigidum Bory
Olifantsbos, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. M.D. Guiry. © M.D. Guiry.

Plocamium rigidum Bory
False Bay, Western Cape, South Africa. Robert Anderson. © Robert Anderson (Robert.Anderson@uct.ac.za).

Plocamium rigidum Bory
South Africa. Robert Anderson. © Robert Anderson (Robert.Anderson@uct.ac.za).

 

Rhodymenia prolificans Zanardini

Plocamium rigidum Bory Cape of Good Hope, Cape Peninsula, South Africa
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Publication details
Plocamium rigidum Bory in Bélanger & Bory de Saint-Vincent 1834: 164

Published in: Bélanger, C. & Bory de Saint-Vincent, J.B.G.M. (1834). Voyage aux Indes-Orientales. Botanique IIe Partie. Cryptogamie. pp. 1-192. Paris: A. Bertrand.
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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.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), rigid (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Nereidea rigida (Bory) Kuntze 1891

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Plocamium coccineum var. latiusculum Kützing 1849
Plocamium condensatum Kützing 1866
Plocamium latiusculum Kützing 1866
Plocamium robustum Kützing 1866

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Cape of Good Hope, South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 343).

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.

(as Plocamium rigidum Bory)
Africa: Namibia (Wynne 1986, Rull Lluch 2002, John et al. 2004), South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Stegenga, Bolton & Anderson 1997).

Indian Ocean Islands: Amsterdam Island (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).

Key references
Wynne, M.J. (2002). A description of Plocamium fimbriatum sp. nov. (Plocamiales, Rhodophyta), from the Sultanate of Oman, with a census of currently recognized species of the genus. Nova Hedwigia 75: 333-356.

Created: 20 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 25 April 2015 by M.D. Guiry

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 15 February 2019.

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