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Penicillus pyriformis A.Gepp & E.S.Gepp 1905

Publication details
Penicillus pyriformis A.Gepp & E.S.Gepp 1905: 1, pl. 468: fig. 1

Published in: Gepp, A. & Gepp, E.E. (1905). Notes on Penicillus and Rhipocephalus. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign 43: 1-5, pl. 468.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Penicillus is Penicillus capitatus Lamarck.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Type information
Bahama Islands, Bemini Harbor: M.A. Howe. No.3236, in Herb Mus. Brit,; Bermuda, Eli's Harbor, Somerset: M.A. Howe, no 244; Florida, Key West: Hooper (Index Nominum Algarum).

Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), pear-shaped (Brown 1946).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Penicillus pyriformis f. explanatus Børgesen 1913

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Bito, A., Vera, B., Ardito, S. & Farci, G, (2016). Penicillus dumentosus (Lamouroux) Blainville f. expansus Börgesen y Penicillus lamourouxii Decaisne (Chlorophyta, Udoteaceae) nuevos registros para la costa Venezolana. Acta Cientifica Venezolana (Botánica) 67(1): 87-97.

Dawes, C.J. & Mathieson, A.C. (2008). The seaweeds of Florida. pp. [i]- viii, [1]-591, [592], pls I-LI. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.

Kooistra, W.H.C.F. (2002). Molecular phylogenies of Udoteaceae (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta) reveal nonmonophyly for Udotea, Penicillus and Chlorodesmis. Phycologia 41: 453-462.

Lam, D.W. & Zechman, F.W. (2006). Phylogenetic analyses of the Bryopsidales (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta) based on RUBISCO large subunit gene sequences. Journal of Phycology 42: 669-678.

Suárez, A.M., Martínez-Daranas, B. & Alfonso, Y. (2015). Macroalgas marinas de Cuba. pp. [1]-264, 229 figs. La Habana [Havana]: UH [Universidad de La Habana] Editorial.

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