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Sphacelaria paniculata Suhr 1840

Publication details
Sphacelaria paniculata Suhr 1840: 278

Published in: Suhr, J.N. von (1840). Beiträge zur Algenkunde. Flora 23(17): 257-265, no figs.
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Publication date: "7 Mai 1840"

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Sphacelaria is Sphacelaria reticulata Lyngbye.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Halopteris paniculata (Suhr) Prud'homme

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), paniculate.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: "Neuholland" [Australia, actually Gulf of Carpentaria] (Suhr 1840: 278). Holotype: KIEL (Womersley 1987: 180). Notes: This type locality was first recorded by Prud'homme van Reine (1972a: 135). According to Womersley (1987), the type is from "Neuholland". He notes that Prud'homme van Reine (1972a: 134) found the original specimen with Suhr's handwritten description on the back of the sheet, in KIEL, and that he records that Reinke had annotated it as "Sphacelaria paniculata Suhr. Original exemplar! Golf von Carpentaria. Ex herb. Suhr." No locality within "Neuholland" was given with the type description and the Gulf of Carpentaria locality is clearly in error, since no Halopteris is known from northern Australia and the limits of the species are within southern Australia and north to Newcastle in N.S.W.

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
Kützing, F.T. (1849). Species algarum. pp. [i]-vi, [1]-922. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: F.A. Brockhaus.

Created: 10 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 15 July 2019 by M.D. Guiry

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Prud'homme van Reine, W.F. (1972). Notes on Sphacelariales (Phaeophyceae) I. On the identity of Sphacelaria paniculata Suhr. Blumea 20: 133-137, Plate I.

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