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Dictyota naevosa (Suhr) Montagne

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Dictyotophycidae
Order Dictyotales
Family Dictyotaceae
Tribe Dictyoteae
Genus Dictyota


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Dictyota naevosa (Suhr) Montagne
Cape Peron, Western Australia. 02 Jan 2019. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Dictyota naevosa (Suhr) Montagne
KwaZulu-Natal. Heroen Verbruggen. © Heroen Verbruggen (heroen.verbruggen@gmail.com).

Dictyota naevosa (Suhr) Montagne


Pleurosigma aestuarii (Brébisson ex Kützing) W.Smith

Dictyota naevosa (Suhr) Montagne Cape Peron, Western Australia
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Dictyota naevosa (Suhr) Montagne 1840: 145

Published in: Montagne, C. (1840). Plantae cellulares. Familis III. Phyceae Fries.. In: Histoire naturelle des Iles Canaries. Tome troisième. Deuxième partie. Phytographia canariensis. Section Ultima. (Barker-Webb, P. & Berthelot, S. Eds), pp. 132-194. Paris: Béthune. Éditeur, rue de Vaugirard, 36.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Dictyota is Dictyota dichotoma (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux.

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

Zonaria naevosa Suhr

Type information
Type locality: Algoa Bay, Cape Province, South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 595). Lectotype: S s.n. (De Clerck 2003: 183). Notes: De Clerck (2003) notes that the type locality is Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He states that a specimen from S was selected as lectotype, as the main collection in B is destroyed and KIEL, where part of the Suhr herbarium is located, does not contain any specimens of Z. naevosa, annotated by Suhr. Although the specimen in S does not correspond with Suhr's original drawing, it is annotated by Suhr and matches the protologue completely. According to Womersley (1987: 192), the type was collected by Ecklon and it may be located in LD.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Zonaria naevosa Suhr 1834
Cutleria naevosa (Suhr) Hering ex Krauss 1846

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Dictyota grandis Kützing 1849
Dictyota polycarpa Sonder ex Kützing 1859

Nomenclatural notes
According to De Clerck (2003: 174), this combination is often accredited to J. Agardh (1848: 95) who, however, did not have the intention of making a new combination. This is supported by the fact that J. Agardh mentions 'Dictyota naevosa Montagne' in his description. Womersley (1987: 190) cites the authority for this species as(Suhr) J. Agardh 1848.

Taxonomic notes
Reported as D. naevosa (Suhr) Montagne by Price et al. (1978). John et al. (2004) cite Dictyota polycarpa J.V. Lamour. as a synonym of this species.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
De Clerck, O. (2003). The genus Dictyota in the Indian Ocean. Opera Botanica Belgica 13: 1-205, 54 figs, 12 tables.

Key references
De Toni, G.B. (1895). Sylloge algarum omnium hucusque cognitarum. Vol. III. Fucoideae. Vol. 3 pp. [i]-xvi, [1]-638. Patavii [Padua]: Sumptibus auctoris.

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