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Dumontia ovalis Suhr 1840

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gigartinales
Family Dumontiaceae
Genus Dumontia

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Dumontia ovalis Suhr
Olifantsbos, Cape Point, Western Cape, South Africa. 28 Jan 2008. Chris Boothroyd. © Chris Boothroyd (chris.boothroyd@cen.dtu.dk).

Dumontia ovalis Suhr
Olifantsbos, Cape Point, Western Cape, South Africa. 28 Jan 2008. Chris Boothroyd. © Chris Boothroyd (chris.boothroyd@cen.dtu.dk).

Dumontia ovalis Suhr
Olifantsbos, Cape Point, Western Cape, South Africa. 28 Jan 2008. Chris Boothroyd. © Chris Boothroyd (chris.boothroyd@cen.dtu.dk).

Dumontia ovalis Suhr
South Africa. Robert Anderson. © Robert Anderson (Robert.Anderson@uct.ac.za).

Dumontia ovalis Suhr
Platboom, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; mid-intertidal rock. 21 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Dumontia ovalis Suhr
Platboom, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; mid-intertidal rock. 21 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Dumontia ovalis Suhr
Kommetjie, Cape Peninsula, Western Cape; plants on upper-shore rocks. 06 Oct 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

 

Nothogenia ovalis (Suhr) P.G.Parkinson Kommetjie, Cape Peninsula, Western Cape; plants on upper-shore rocks
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Dumontia ovalis Suhr 1840: 274, no fig.

Published in: Suhr, J.N. von (1840). Beiträge zur Algenkunde. Flora 23(17): 257-265, no figs.
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Publication date: "7 Mai 1840"

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Dumontia is Dumontia incrassata (O.F.Müller) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Nothogenia ovalis (Suhr) P.G.Parkinson

Type information
Type locality: "Cap der guten Hoffnung, von Drège" [Cape of Good Hope, collected by von Drège] (Suhr 1840: 274). Notes: According to Drège (1841: 111, 180) as "Dumnotia auricula Suhr" (a nomen nudum) was collected at Tafelbaai, bei der Stadt und auf Paardeneiland, Mai, Juni. [Table Bay, South Africa].

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), oval, elliptical, i.e., broadest at the middle, the sides curved and length:breadth generally 2:1 (Stearn 1985).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
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.

Source of current name
Parkinson, P.G. (1983). The typification and status of the name Chaetangium (Algae). Taxon 32: 605-610.

Created: 24 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 15 July 2019 by M.D. Guiry

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