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Sphaerococcus vieillardii Kützing

Publication details
Sphaerococcus vieillardii Kützing 1863: 16

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1863). Diagnosen und Bemerkungen zu drei und siebenzig neun Algenspecies. Zu der öffentlichen Prüfung sämmtlicher Klassen der Realschule zu Nordhausen. pp. [1]-19. Nordhausen: Realschule zu Nordhausen.

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

Eponomy
Named for Eugène Vieillard (1819-1896), a French naval surgeon and naturalist who collected in New Caledonia and Tahiti and was director of the Jardin Botanique de Caen.

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

Taxonomic notes
According to Millar & Prud'homme van Reine (2005: 546), this species appeas to be representative of Gracilaria edulis (S.Gmelin) Silva 1952. According to Gurgel & Fredericq (2004), the latter is a synonym of Hydropuntia edulis Gurgel & Fredericq.

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

Type information
Type locality: Ile des Pins, New Caledonia (Millar & Prud'homme van Reine 2005: 546). Holotype: Vieillard; L 941,311-38 (barcode L 00556141) (Millar & Prud'homme van Reine 2005: 546). Notes: Holotype: Vieillard # 1925. Isotype: L 941,311-40.

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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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