Ventricaria ventricosa (J.Agardh) J.L.Olsen & J.A.West 1988

Valonia ventricosa J.Agardh

Current name: Valonia ventricosa J.Agardh
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Publication Details
Ventricaria ventricosa (J.Agardh) J.L.Olsen & J.A.West 1988: 104, figs 1-4, 11

Published in: Olsen, J.L. & West, J.A. (1988). Ventricaria (Siphonocladales-Cladophorales complex, Chlorophyta), a new genus for Valonia ventricosa. Phycologia 27: 103-108, 14 figs, 3 tables.

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Type Species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Ventricaria.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Valonia ventricosa J.Agardh.

Valonia ventricosa J.Agardh

Type Information
Syntype localities: "in mari Indiae occidentalis ad Insulam S:t:e Crucis (Oersted!) ad Guadeloupe (Duchassaing!); (Agardh 1887: 96) Lectotype [Guadeloupe; designated by Olsen & West 1988: 104?]: Duchassaing No. 73; LD; (Olsen & West 1988: 104)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective A (Latin), swollen, especially on one side (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 12 December 1997 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 27 July 2016

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 27 July 2016. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 18 June 2024

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