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Valonia forbesii Harvey

Publication details
Valonia forbesii Harvey 1860: 333 (as 'Forbesii' )

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1860). Characters of new algae, chiefly from Japan and adjacent regions, collected by Charles Wright in the North Pacific Exploring Expedition under Captain James Rodgers. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 4: 327-335.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Valonia is Valonia aegagropila C.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Boergesenia forbesii (Harvey) Feldmann

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Syntype localities: "Loo Choo Islands. (Also Ceylon.)" [Ryukyu-retto, Japan; Sri Lanka] (Harvey 1860: 333). Type: C. Wright; TCD (Lipkin & Silva 2002: 57). Notes: Syntype localities: Ryukyu-retto, Japan; Sri Lanka (Silva et al 1996). Kotosho (Hung-t'ou), Taiwan; Harv. Alg. Ceylon Exsicc. no. 95, TCD.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Valonia forbesii Harvey)
South-west Asia: Sri Lanka (Børgesen 1936).

Asia: Japan (Okamura 1936), Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

Pacific Islands: Marshall Islands (Taylor 1950).

Created: 05 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 29 January 2014 by M.D. Guiry

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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Iyengar, M.O.P. (1938). On the structure and life-history of Pseudovalonia forbesii (Harvey) Iyengar (Valonia forbesii Harv.). (Preliminary note). Journal of the Indian Botanical Society 17: 191-194, 4 figs.

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