Sphaerococcus lactuca C. , nom. illeg.
Sphaerococcus lactuca C.Agardh 1822: 231, nom. illeg.
Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1822). Species algarum rite cognitae, cum synonymis, differentiis specificis et descriptionibus succinctis. Volumen primum pars posterior. pp. [v-vi], 169-398. Lundae [Lund]: ex officina Berlingiana.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Cryptonemia lomation (Bertoloni) J.Agardh
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), lettuce (Lewis & Short 1890).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Illegitimate: Fucus palmetta S.G.Gmelin, 1768 included in synonymy; also included Fucus lomation Bertoloni, 1818 in synonymy. The combination Sphaerococcus lactuca was previously occupied by Sphaerococcus palmetta (Stackhouse) C. Agardh, 1817. - (28 Feb 2016) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Agardh, J.G. (1851). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen secundum: algas florideas complectens. Part 1. pp. [i]-xii, -336 + 337-351 [Addenda and Indices]. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.
Created: 24 January 2003 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 08 March 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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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 22 March 2019.