Bifurcariopsis capensis ( )
Bifurcariopsis capensis (Areschoug) Papenfuss Cape of Good Hope, Cape Peninsula, South Africa
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Bifurcariopsis capensis (Areschoug) Papenfuss 1940: 212, fig. 10
Published in: Papenfuss, G.F. (1940). Notes on South African marine algae. I. Botaniska Notiser 1940: 200-226, 16 figs.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Bifurcariopsis.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Fucodium capense Areschoug
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.
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).
This is a marine species.
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: 10 December 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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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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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 23 January 2019.