Nitophyllum serratum Suhr 1836

Nienburgia serrata (Suhr) Papenfuss

Nienburgia serrata (Suhr) PapenfussSouth AfricaRobert Anderson (

Publication Details
Nitophyllum serratum Suhr 1836: 342, pl. IV: fig. 29

Published in: Suhr, J.N. von (1836). Beitr├Ąge zur Algenkunde. Nr. 2. Flora 19: 337-350, Figs. 22-37 (= plates III, IV).

Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Nitophyllum is Nitophyllum punctatum (Stackhouse) Greville.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Nienburgia serrata (Suhr) Papenfuss.

Type Information
Lectotype locality: Algoa Bay, Cape Province, South Africa; (Silva & al. 1996: 463) Notes: This type locality was first recorded by Papenfuss (1956a: 73).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), serrated, saw-edged with teeth pointing forwards (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 04 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 13 March 2014

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 13 March 2014. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 01 October 2022

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