Dumontia ovalis 1840
Nothogenia ovalis (Suhr) P.G.Parkinson Kommetjie, Cape Peninsula, Western Cape; plants on upper-shore rocks
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Dumontia ovalis Suhr 1840: 274, no fig.
Published in: Suhr, J.N. von (1840). Beiträge zur Algenkunde. Flora 23(17): 257-265, no figs.
Publication date: "7 Mai 1840"
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Nothogenia ovalis (Suhr) P.G.Parkinson
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).
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.
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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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 14 June 2021.