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Sphacelaria caespitula Lyngbye

Publication details
Sphacelaria caespitula Lyngbye 1819: 105, pl. 32A

Published in: Lyngbye, H.C. (1819). Tentamen hydrophytologiae danicae continens omnia hydrophyta cryptogama Daniae, Holsatiae, Faeroae, Islandiae, Groenlandiae hucusque cognita, systematice disposita, descripta et iconibus illustrata, adjectis simul speciebus norvegicis. pp. [i]-xxxii, [1]-248, 70 pls. Hafniae [Copenhagen]: typis Schultzianis, in commissis Librariae Gyldendaliae.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Sphacelaria is Sphacelaria reticulata Lyngbye.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Sphaceloderma caespitulum (Lyngbye) Draisma, Prud'homme & H.Kawai

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

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Sphacelaria helgolandica (Kuckuck) Waern 1945

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Lectotype locality: Naes, Østerø, Faeroes (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 575). Lectotype: Lyngbye; 29.vii.1817; ad stipitem Fuci digitali inter Conferva Rothii. C (Draisma, Prud'homme van Reine & Kawai 2010: 321). Notes: LD (Draisma et al. 2010). LT fide Prud'homme van Reine, 80-81, 1982 (INA).

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Source of current name
Draisma, S.G.A., Prud'homme van Reine, W.F. & Kawai, H. (2010). A revised classification of the Sphacelariales (Phaeophyceae) inferred from a psbC and rbcL based phylogeny. European Journal of Phycology 45(3): 308-326.

Key references
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.

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