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Colacopsis velutina (M.T.Martin & Pocock) R.E.Norris

Publication details
Colacopsis velutina (M.T.Martin & Pocock) R.E.Norris 1988: 233

Published in: Norris, R.E. (1988). A review of Colacopsis and Melanocolax, red algal parasites on South African Rhodomelaceae (Rhodophyta). British Phycological Journal 23: 229-237, 12 figs, 1 table.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Colacopsis is Colacopsis pulvinata (F.Schmitz) De Toni.

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

Melanocolax velutinus M.T.Martin & Pocock

Type information
Type locality: Three Sisters, near mouth of Riet River, Cape Province, South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 487).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), velvety, densely covered with short soft erect hairs (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Melanocolax velutinus M.T.Martin & Pocock 1953

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 April 2019.

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