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Hypnophycus cervicornis (J.Agardh) Kuntze 1891

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gigartinales
Family Hypneaceae
Genus Hypnophycus


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Hypnophycus cervicornis (J.Agardh) Kuntze
Hawaii; scale is 5 mm. 01 Jul 2011. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.


Utriculidium durvillei Skottsberg

Hypnea cervicornis J.Agardh Hawaii; scale is 5 mm
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Hypnophycus cervicornis (J.Agardh) Kuntze 1891: 900

Published in: Kuntze, O. (1891). Revisio generum plantarum. Pars II. pp. 375-1011. Leipzig, London, Milano, New York, Paris: Arthur Felix, Dulau & Co., U. Hoepli, Gust. A. Schechert, Charles Klincksierck.
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Publication date: 5 Nov 1891

Type species
A type species for this genus does not appear to have been designated.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Hypnea cervicornis J.Agardh

Hypnea cervicornis J.Agardh

Type information
Type locality: Bahia State, Brazil "in litore maris prope Bahian" (Jesus et al. 2016: 784). (Dawson 1961: 235). Notes: Type: Syntypes of Chamisso, Martius, Benzon, Liebmann and Telfair are in the Agardh Herbarium, Lund, Sweden. Type Locality: Not specifically designated. Syntypes are cited by Agardh from Brazil, West indies, Atlantic Mexico, Mauritius. Lectotype ( in LD) is herb. Ag. 33878, Sphaerococcus spinellus var. laxior, "In litore maris prope Bahian, legit et misit Martius" (Haroun et Prud'homme van Reine (1993: 122).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Jesus, P.B., Nauer, F., Lyra, G.M., Cassano, V., Oliveira, M.C., Nunes, J.M.C. & Schnadelbach, A.S. (2016). Species-delimitation and phylogenetic analyses of some cosmopolitan species of Hypnea (Rhodophyta) reveal synonyms and misapplied names to H. cervicornis, including a new species from Brazil. Journal of Phycology 52(5): 774-792.

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