Helminthochorton spinellum (C. )
Hypnea spinella (C.Agardh) Kützing Panama. Transverse section of branch showing central filament surrounded by 5 pericentral cells.
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Helminthochorton spinellum (C.Agardh) Zanardini 1843: 48
Published in: Zanardini, G. (1843). Saggio di classificazione naturale delle Ficee del Dottore Giovanni Zanardini aggiunti nuovi studii sopra l'androsace degli antichi con tavola miniata ed enumerazione di tutte le specie scoperte e raccolte dall'autore in Dalmazia. pp. -64, 2 folded tables, 1 col. pl. Venezia [Venice]: Dallo Stabilimento tipographico enciclopedico di Girolamo Tasso.
A type species for this genus does not appear to have been designated.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Hypnea spinella (C.Agardh) Kützing
Sphaerococcus spinellus C.Agardh
Type locality: "Indiae occidentalis" (West Indies) Type: LD Herb. alg. Agardh 33888 (Yoshida 1998: 744). Notes: Dawson (1961: 238) gives the following additional data: collected in coral, by Aspergen. According to Haroun & Prud'homme van Reine, 1993: 122) the lectotype (in LD) is herb Ag. 33888, "Vestindien"
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Created: 13 March 2006 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 16 November 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 18 February 2020.