Sphaerococcus usneoides C.
Gracilaria usneoides (C.Agardh) J.Agardh Indian River Lagoon, Florida, USA. Littler, D.S., M.M. Littler and M.D. Hanisak (2008) Submersed Plants of the Indian River Lagoon: A Floristic Inventory and Field Guide. OffShore Graphics, Inc., Washington, DC, 298 pp. 584 distributed by Harbor B
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Sphaerococcus usneoides C.Agardh 1822: 333
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gracilaria usneoides (C.Agardh) J.Agardh
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), resembling the lichen genus Usnea.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Brazil (Silva 1996-to date).
Source of current name
Lyra, G.D.M., Costa, E.D.S., Jesus, P.B. de, Matos, J.C.G. de, Caires, T.A., Oliveira, M.C., Oliveira, E.C., Xi, Z., Nunes, J.M.D.C. & Davis, C.C. (2015). Phylogeny of Gracilariaceae (Rhodophyte): evidence from plastid and mitochondrial nucleotide sequences. Journal of Phycology 51(2): 356-366.
Gurgel, C.F.D. & Fredericq, S. (2004). Systematics of the Gracilariaceae (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta): a critical assessment based on rbcL sequence analysis. Journal of Phycology 40: 138-159.
Silva, P.C. (1996-to date). Index Nominum Algarum, University Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/INA.html. Updated continuously. ..
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