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Sphaerococcus gelatinus (Esper) C.Agardh 1822

Publication details
Sphaerococcus gelatinus (Esper) C.Agardh 1822: (1822-1823): 270-271

Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1822). Species algarum rite cognitae, cum synonymis, differentiis specificis et descriptionibus succinctis. Volumen primum pars posterior. pp. [v-vi], 169-398. Lundae [Lund]: ex officina Berlingiana.
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Publication date: probably Oct 1822

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Sphaerococcus is Sphaerococcus coronopifolius Stackhouse.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Betaphycus gelatinus (Esper) Doty ex P.C.Silva

Fucus gelatinus Esper

Type information
Type locality: Not specified [" in den ostindischen Meeren, und vorzüglich an den Küsten von China" (INA)] (Silva & al. 1996: 325). Lectotype: HGB (Doty 1988: 188). Notes: Doty (1995: 243) notes that the type material for this species appears to be from an abundance of frond fragments found in the Esper collections housed in the Herbarium of Institut Allgemeine Botanik, Hamburg, Gemany (HGB). A fragment (numbered 34697) in the Agardh Hebarium at the University of Lund, Sweden (LD), appears to have come from thiis Esper collection. Physically, these fragments are poorly preserved but they are accepted as isolectotypes. The specimen illustrated by Doty (1988, fig. 23A) is in the Hamburg herbarium and was selected as the lectotype and the LD specimen is an isolectotype. [HBG fide Doty in Abbott (ed.) Taxon. Econ. Seaweeds 5: 243, 1995 (INA)].

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 14 June 2021.

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