Amphiroa capensis Areschoug 1852: 533
Published in: Areschoug, J.E. (1852). Ordo XII. Corallineae. In: Species genera et ordines algarum....Volumen secundum: algas florideas complectens. (Agardh, J.G. Eds), pp. 506-576. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Amphiroa is Amphiroa tribulus (J.Ellis & Solander) J.V.Lamouroux.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), pertaining to the Cape, usually the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
According to Woelkerling (2008: 286), A. capensis is possibly an Amphiroa, but has not been lectotypified. - (23 Oct 2008) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Syntype localities: Table Bay and False Bay, Cape Province, South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 221). Notes: Woelkerling et al. (2008) note that the designation of a lectotype has not been achieved through effective publication (ICBN, Art. 7.10).
Woelkerling, W.J., Millar, A.J.K., Harvey, A. & Baba, M. (2008). Recognition of Pachyarthron and Bossiella as distinct genera in the Corallinaceae, subfamily Corallinoideae (Corallinales, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 47: 265-293.
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