Sphaerococcus spinellus C.Agardh 1822

Hypnea spinella (C.Agardh) Kützing

Current name: Hypnea spinella (C.Agardh) Kützing
Panama. Transverse section of branch cortex.Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu)

Publication Details
Sphaerococcus spinellus C.Agardh 1822: 323

Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1822). Species algarum rite cognitae, cum synonymis, differentiis specificis et descriptionibus succinctis. Volumen primum pars posterior. pp. [v-vi], 169-398. Lundae [Lund]: ex officina Berlingiana.

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Publication date: probably Oct 1822

Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Sphaerococcus is Sphaerococcus coronopifolius Stackhouse.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Hypnea spinella (C.Agardh) Kützing.

Type Information
Type locality: "Indiae occidentalis" (West Indies); Type: LD; Herb. alg. Agardh 33888 (Yoshida 1998: 744) Notes: Dawson (1961: 238) gives the following additional data: collected in coral, by Aspergen. According to Haroun & Prud'homme van Reine, 1993: 122) the lectotype (in LD) is herb Ag. 33888, "Vestindien"

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 25 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 26 September 2018

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 26 September 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 08 June 2023

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