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Desmarestia firma (C.Agardh) Skottsberg

Publication details
Desmarestia firma (C.Agardh) Skottsberg 1907: 21

Published in: Skottsberg, C. (1907). Zur Kenntnis der subantarktischen und antarktischen Meeresalgen. I. Phaeophyceen. In: Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Schwedischen Südpolar-Expedition 1901-1903 unter Leitung von Dr. Otto Nordenskjöld. ( Eds) Vol. 4: 1, pp. 1-172. Stockholm: Lithographisches Institut des Generalstabs.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Desmarestia is Desmarestia aculeata (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Desmarestia herbacea subsp. firma (C.Agardh) A.F.Peters, E.C.Yang, F.C.Küpper & Prud'Homme van Reine

Basionym
Sporochnus herbaceus var. firma C.Agardh

Type information
Lectotype locality: Cape of Good Hope, South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 638). Notes: Silva et al. (1996) recommend consulting J. Agardh (1848b: 169) for more information on the lectotype of this species.

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Yang, E.C., Peters, A.F., Kawai, H., Stern, R., Hanyuda, T., Bárbara, I., Müller, D.G., Strittmatter, M., Prud'homme van Reine, W.F. & Küpper, F.C. (2014). Ligulate Desmarestia (Desmarestiales, Phaeophyceae) revisited: D. japonica sp. nov. and D. dudresnayi differ from D. ligulata. Journal of Phycology 50(1): 149-166.

Key references
Braune, W. (2008). Meeresalgen. Ein Farbbildführer zu den verbreiteten benthischen Grün- Braun- und Rotalgen der Weltmeere. pp. [1]-596, pls 1-266 (colour photographs). Ruggell: A.R.G. Gantner Verlag.

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Anderson, R.J. & Bolton, J.J. (1989). Growth and fertility, in relation to temperature and photoperiod, in South African Desmarestia firma (Phaeophyceae). Botanica Marina 32: 149-158, 8 figs, 1 table.
Anderson, R.J. (1982). The life history of Desmarestia firma (C. Ag.) Skottsb. (Phaeophyceae, Desmarestiales). Phycologia 21: 316-322, 17 figs.
Anderson, R.J. (1985). Morphological and taxonomic relationships among branched, ligulate members of the genus Desmarestia (Phaeophyceae, Desmarestiales), with particular reference to South Africa D. firma. Canadian Journal of Botany 63: 437-447.

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Wendy Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 20 November 2018.

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