Osmundea expansa , nom. illeg. 1809
Osmundea expansa Stackhouse 1809: 79, nom. illeg.
Published in: Stackhouse, J. (1809). Tentamen marino-cryptogamicum, ordinem novum; in genera et species distributum, in Classe XXIVta Linnaei sistens. Mémoires de la Société Imperiale des Naturalistes de Moscou 2: -97.
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Osmundea.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Osmundea osmunda (S.G.Gmelin) K.W.Nam & Maggs
Origin of species name
Participle A (Latin), expanded, spread out (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Illegitmate: superfluous at the time of description as Osmundea osmunda was an available name; it is likely that Stackhouse considered it tautonymic. - (24 May 2013) - M.D. Guiry
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
Nam, K.W., Maggs, C.A. & Garbary, D.J. (1994). Resurrection of the genus Osmundea with an emendation of the generic delineation of Laurencia (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 33(5): 384-395, 38 figs, 3 tables.
Created: 24 May 2013 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 26 January 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 October 2020.