Rhodophyllis divaricata (Stackhouse) Papenfuss microscope, Ría de Arousa, Galicia, Spain, 2008; TS thallus
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Bifida divaricata Stackhouse 1809: 97
Published in: Stackhouse, J. (1809). Tentamen marino-cryptogamicum, ordinem novum; in genera et species distributum, in Classe XXIVta Linnaei sistens. Mémoires de la Société Imperiale des Naturalistes de Moscou 2: -97.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Bifida.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Rhodophyllis divaricata (Stackhouse) Papenfuss
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), divaricate, spreading at a wide angle (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Hampshire, England (Dixon & Irvine 1977: 199). Lectotype: original description (Hudson 1778) in the absence of material (Dixon & Irvine 1977: 199).
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.
Source of current name
Papenfuss, G.F. (1950). Review of the genera of algae described by Stackhouse. Hydrobiologia 2: 181-208.
Created: 25 October 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 06 February 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 22 January 2020.