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Bifurcariopsis capensis (Areschoug) Papenfuss

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Fucophycidae
Order Fucales
Family Bifurcariopsidaceae
Genus Bifurcariopsis

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Bifurcariopsis capensis (Areschoug) Papenfuss
Cape of Good Hope, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. 18 Nov 2009. M.D. Guiry. © M.D. Guiry.

Bifurcariopsis capensis (Areschoug) Papenfuss
Cape of Good Hope, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. 18 Nov 2009. M.D. Guiry. © M.D. Guiry.

Bifurcariopsis capensis (Areschoug) Papenfuss
Cape of Good Hope, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. 18 Nov 2009. M.D. Guiry. © M.D. Guiry.

Bifurcariopsis capensis (Areschoug) Papenfuss
South Africa. Robert Anderson. © Robert Anderson (Robert.Anderson@uct.ac.za).

Bifurcariopsis capensis (Areschoug) Papenfuss
Platboom, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; lower intertidal. 21 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Bifurcariopsis capensis (Areschoug) Papenfuss
Buffels Bay, Cape Peninsula Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa; on rocks at low water. 07 Oct 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Bifurcariopsis capensis (Areschoug) Papenfuss
Buffels Bay, Cape Peninsula Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa; on rocks at low water. 07 Oct 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Bifurcariopsis capensis (Areschoug) Papenfuss
Buffels Bay, Cape Peninsula Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa; on rocks at low water. 07 Oct 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

 

Gelidium biserratum Børgesen

Bifurcariopsis capensis (Areschoug) Papenfuss Cape of Good Hope, Cape Peninsula, South Africa
© M.D. Guiry

Publication details
Bifurcariopsis capensis (Areschoug) Papenfuss 1940: 212-213, fig. 10

Published in: Papenfuss, G.F. (1940). Notes on South African marine algae. I. Botaniska Notiser 1940: 200-226, 16 figs.

Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Bifurcariopsis.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of

Basionym
Fucodium capense Areschoug

Type information
Type locality: Table Bay, Cape Province, South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 643).

Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), pertaining to the Cape, usually the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Pelvetia capensis (Areschoug) De Toni
Fucodium capense Areschoug 1854

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Pycnophycus levigatus Kützing 1860
Bifurcaria levigata (Kützing) Barton 1893

Taxonomic notes
According to Silva et al. (1996: 643) the names Pycnophycus tuberculatus was misapplied to this species by Hohenacker (1859 [1852-1862]: no. 320) and the name Bifurcaria tuberculata was misapplied to this species by Barton (1893: 82).

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Cho, G.Y, Rousseau, F., Reviers, B. de & Boo, S.M. (2006). Phylogenetic relationships within the Fucales (Phaeophyceae) assessed by the photosystem I coding psaA sequences. Phycologia 45: 512-519.

Created: 07 February 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 25 October 2006 by Wendy Guiry

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References
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Wright, P.J., Clayton, M.N., Chudek, J.A., Foster, R. & Reed, R.H. (1987). The carbohydrate altritol in Bifurcariopsis capensis, Hormosira banksii, Notheia anomala and Xiphophora chondrophylla (Fucales, Phaeophyta) from the southern hemisphere. Phycologia 26: 429-434.

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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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