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Dictyopteris membranacea Batters 1902

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Dictyotophycidae
Order Dictyotales
Family Dictyotaceae
Tribe Zonarieae
Genus Dictyopteris


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Dictyopteris membranacea Batters
Cabo de Palos, Murcia, Spain. 11 Oct 2013. Isabel Rubio Perez. © marmenormarmayor.es.

Dictyopteris membranacea Batters
Cabo de Palos, Murcia, Spain. 22 Nov 2013. Isabel Rubio Perez. © marmenormarmayor.es.


Pseudogloiophloea fascicularis (Børgesen) Desikachary & Singh

Dictyopteris membranacea Batters Cabo de Palos, Murcia, Spain
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Publication details
Dictyopteris membranacea Batters 1902: 54

Published in: Batters, E.A.L. (1902). A catalogue of the British marine algae being a list of all the species of seaweeds known to occur on the shores of the British Islands, with the localities where they are found. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign 40(Supplement): 1-107.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Dictyopteris is Dictyopteris polypodioides (A.P.De Candolle) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Dictyopteris polypodioides (A.P.De Candolle) J.V.Lamouroux

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), membranous (Stearn 1973).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Neurocarpus membranaceus (Stackhouse) F.Weber & D.Mohr

Nomenclatural notes
As the cited basaionym, Fucus membranaceus Stackhouse is illegitimate, Batters's name may be treated as a new name. - (27 Aug 2015) - M.D. Guiry

"In attempting to integrate the foregoing nomenclatural information with Nizamuddin's classification, I encountered difficulty resulting from that author's practice of basing nomenclature at least partly on circumscriptions. Thus, he recognized as distinct species Dictyopteris polypodioides (Desfontaines) Lamouroux and D. polypodioides [sensu] Lamouroux. For the species that he called D. membranacea (Stackhouse) Batters, the synonymy, after being purged of circumscriptions, includes F. membranaceus Stackhouse 1795 (illegitimate), F. polypodioides Desfontaines 1799 (illegitimate), Ulva polypodioides De Candolle 1805 (legitimate), and Dictyopteris elongata Lamouroux 1809 (legitimate). The correct name for this species is thus D. polypodioides (De Candolle) Lamouroux, despite the fact that according to Nizamuddin, Lamouroux did not have this species in hand when he made the combination. Art. 7.4 requires a combination to remain with the basionym regardless of the identity of the material in the hands of the author who made the combination. For the species that Nizamuddin called D. polypodioides Lamouroux, the synonymy, after being purged of misapplied names, includes only D. polypodioides (De Candolle) Lamouroux var. angustifrons Montagne (1846b: 29). This species thus remains without a name." (Silva in Silva, Basson & Moe, 1996: 927). - (27 Aug 2015) - M.D. Guiry

Taxonomic notes
"Nizamuddin%u2019s (1981) taxonomic conclusions are questionable due to the possible confusion between sori and hair tufts, at least for specimens by Nizamuddin ascribed to D. membranacea and to D. tripolitana. Such an opinion was expressed by both Silva et al. (1996: 924-927) and Phillips (2000), who stated that Nizamuddin%u2019s (1981) taxonomic conclusions should be confirmed." (Cormaci et al. 2012: 46). - (27 Aug 2015) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Cormaci, M., Furnari, G., Catra, M., Alongi, G. & Giaccone, G. (2012). Flora marina bentonica del Mediterraneo: Phaeophyceae. Bollettino dell'Accademia Gioenia 45: 1-508.

Nizamuddin, M. (1981). Contribution to the marine algae of Libya Dictyotales. Bibliotheca Phycologica 54: 1-122, pls I-XXXIX, 1 map.

Created: 16 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 27 August 2015 by M.D. Guiry

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Aoun, Z.B., Said, R.B. & Farhat, F. (2010). Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of aqueous and organic extracts from Dictyopteris membranacea. Botanica Marina 53(3): 259-264.
Katsaros, C. & Galatis, B. (1988). Thallus development in Dictyopteris membranacea (Phaeophyta, Dictyotales). British Phycological Journal 23: 71-88.

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