Sphaerococcus divaricatus C. , nom. illeg.
Sphaerococcus divaricatus C.Agardh 1827: 645, nom. illeg.
Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1827). Neue Gattungen und Arten von Algen. Flora 10(41): 641-646.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Hypnea musciformis (Wulfen) J.V.Lamouroux
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), divaricate, spreading at a wide angle (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Illegitimate: later homonym of Sphaerococcus divaricatus C.Agardh, 1817. Rgarding problems concerning this name and Hypnea rissoana, see note in Furnari et al. (1999: 42).
This is a marine species.
Syntype localities: Ad Tergestum, praecipue in salinis, ad Venetiam [Trieste and Venice] (Agardh 1827: 645).
Created: 10 September 2000 by Fabio Rindi
Verified by: 21 July 2011 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 20 July 2018.