Eucheuma speciosum (Sonder) J.Agardh 1852

Betaphycus speciosus (Sonder) Doty ex P.C.Silva

Current name: Betaphycus speciosus (Sonder) Doty ex P.C.Silva
Harvey 1859: pl. LXIV - 15 March 2023. Copyright expired

Publication Details
Eucheuma speciosum (Sonder) J.Agardh 1852: 628-629

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1852). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumis secundi: Algas florideas complectens. Part 2, fasc. 2. pp. 577-700 [701-720, Addenda and Index]. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Eucheuma is Eucheuma spinosum J.Agardh.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Betaphycus speciosus (Sonder) Doty ex P.C.Silva.

Gigartina speciosa Sonder

Type Information
Type locality: Western Australia; (Silva & al. 1996: 326) Lectotype: Lund Herbarium; Preiss No. 2565 (Doty 1988: 195) Notes: See Doty (1988: 195, 197) for discussion on holotype.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), showy, splendid (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 26 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 27 August 2006

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 27 August 2006. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 15 July 2024

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