Acetabularia peniculus (R.Brown ex Turner) Solms-Laubach Point Lonsdale, Victoria, Australia
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Polyphysa australis Lamarck 1816: 152
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Polyphysa.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Acetabularia peniculus (R.Brown ex Turner) Solms-Laubach
Fucus peniculus R.Brown ex Turner
Type locality: "King George's Sound" [Western Australia] (Turner 1811-1819: 77, 78). Type: Mr Brown [Robert Brown]; BM Herb. Turner Notes: Womersley (1984: 297) gives the type locality as “Nouvelle-Hollande, sur une vénus” which is clearly incorrect.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), south, southern (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
No habitat entry has yet been made for this entity.
Source of current name
Berger, S., Fettweiss, U., Gleissberg, S., Liddle, L.B., Richter, U., Sawitzky, H. & Zuccarello, G.C. (2003). 18S rDNA phylogeny and evaluation of cap development in Polyphysaceae (formerly Acetabulariaceae; Dasyladales, Chlorophyta). Phycologia 42: 506-561.
Created: 25 June 2000 by Fabio Rindi
Verified by: 23 September 2004 by M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 15 October 2018.