Asperococcus compressus A.W. ex W.J.Hooker
Asperococcus compressus A.W.Griffiths ex W.J.Hooker Ría de Ferrol, Galicia, Spain, 2013
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Asperococcus compressus A.W.Griffiths ex W.J.Hooker 1833: 278
Published in: Hooker, W.J. (1833). Div. I. Inarticulatae. In: The English Flora of Sir James Edward Smith. Class XXIV. Cryptogamia. Vol. V. (or Vol. II of Dr. Hooker's British flora). Part I. Comprising the Mosses, Hepaticae, Lichens, Characeae and Algae. (Hooker, W.J. Eds), pp. 254-263; 268-326. London: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans Paternoster-Row.
A type species for this genus does not appear to have been designated.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Asperococcus ensiformis (Delle Chiaje) M.J.Wynne
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), flattened, usually laterally (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Womersley (1987: 318) cites this as a currently accepted species. John et al. (2004) cite Asperococcus compressus B.M. Griffiths ex. Hook. as a synonym of Asperococcus compressus (Huds.) Hook.
Probable adventive species found on southern Australian coasts (Womersley 2003: 499). - (19 Feb 2009) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Sidmouth, England (Womersley 1987: 320). Type: Griffiths; BM (Womersley 1987: 320).
Fletcher, R.L. (1987). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Vol. 3. Fucophyceae (Phaeophyceae). Part 1. pp. [i]-x, -359, 90 figs, 15 pls. London: British Museum (Natural History).
Funk, G. (1955). Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Meeresalgen von Neapel: Zugleich mikrophotographischer Atlas. Pubblicazioni della Stazione Zoologica di Napoli 25(Suppl.): i-x , 1-178, 36 figs.
Womersley, H.B.S. (1987). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Part II. pp. 481, 169 figs, 1 table, 8 plates, 4 maps. Adelaide: South Australian Government Printing Division.
Created: 08 April 1996 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 22 July 2011 by M.D. Guiry
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Sauvageau, C. (1895). Sur les sporanges pluriloculaires de l'Asperococcus compressus Griff.. Journal de Botanique 9: 1-3.
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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 17 January 2019.