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Sphaerococcus spinescens Kützing

Publication details
Sphaerococcus spinescens Kützing 1868: 27, pl. 79: figs a, b

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Sphaerococcus is Sphaerococcus coronopifolius Stackhouse.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gracilaria edulis (S.G.Gmelin) P.C.Silva

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
According to Millar & Prud'homme van Reine (2005: 546), this is the basionym of Gracilaria spinescens (Kützing) J. Agardh (1876), which is considered conspecific with G. edulis (S. Gmelin) Silva. According to Gurgel & Fredericq (2004), the latter is a synonym of Hydropuntia edulis (S. Gmelin) Gurgel & Fredericq.

General environment
No habitat entry has yet been made for this entity.

Type information
Type locality: New Caledonia (Millar & Prud'homme van Reine 2005: 546). Holotype: Vieillard; L 941,51-64 (barcode L 0055916) (Millar & Prud'homme van Reine 2005: 546). Notes: Holotype: Vieillard #1924.

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Source of current name
Millar, A.J.K. & Prud'homme van Reine, W.F. (2005). Marine benthic macroalgae collected by Vieillard from New Caledonia and described as new species by Kützing. Phycologia 44: 536-549.

Key references
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.

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