Halicystis ovalis (Lyngbye) Areschoug 1850
Halicystis ovalis (Lyngbye) Areschoug 1850: 447
Published in: Areschoug, J.E. (1850). Phycearum, quae in maribus Scandinaviae crescunt, enumeratio. Sectio posterio Ulvaceas continen. Nova Acta Regiae Societatis Scientiarum Upsaliensis 14: 385-454, 3 pls.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Halicystis.
Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Derbesia marina (Lyngbye) Solier.
Gastridium ovale Lyngbye
Syntype localities: Hab. ad infimum refluxus limitem littoris Faroeneis, ut ad Qvivig, Hövig, etc. [various in Faroe Islands]; (Lyngbye 1819: 72)
Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), oval, elliptical, i.e., broadest at the middle, the sides curved and length:breadth generally 2:1 (Stearn 1973).
This is a marine species.
Created: 11 December 1998 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 23 September 2019
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 23 September 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 09 February 2023