Ralfsia expansa (J.Agardh) J.Agardh 1848

Ralfsia expansa (J.Agardh) J.Agardh

Ralfsia expansa (J.Agardh) J.AgardhKwaZulu-NatalOlivier De Clerck (odclerck@gmail.com)

Publication Details
Ralfsia expansa (J.Agardh) J.Agardh 1848: 63

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1848). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen Primum. Algas fucoideas complectens. pp. [i-vi], [i]-viii, [1]-363. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Ralfsia is Ralfsia deusta (C.Agardh) Berkeley.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Neoralfsia expansa (J.Agardh) P.-E.Lim & H.Kawai ex Cormaci & G.Furnari.

Basionym
Myrionema expansum J.Agardh

Type Information
Type locality: Veracruz, Mexico; (Silva & al. 1996: 573) Type: C; (Yoshida 1998) Notes: According to Leon-Alvarez & González- González (2003: 613), the holotype of Ralfsia expansa (J. Agardh) J. Agardh [Agardh 1847, as Myrionema (?) expansum] was collected by Liebman from an unspecified area on the east coast of Mexico in Veracruz. The type specimen was sterile and an incomplete description of the taxon was published by Agardh in 1848.

Origin of Species Name
Participle A (Latin), expanded, spread out (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 10 December 1997 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 04 September 2015

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 04 September 2015. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 16 August 2022

 
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