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Ptilota sericea Harvey 1848

Publication details
Ptilota sericea Harvey 1848: pl. CXCI [191]

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1848). Phycologia britannica, or, a history of British sea-weeds: containing coloured figures, generic and specific characters, synonymes, and descriptions of all the species of algae inhabiting the shores of the British Islands. pp. text with plates, pls CXLV-CCXVI [145-216]. London: Reeve & Benham.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Ptilota is Ptilota plumosa C.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Plumaria plumosa (Hudson) Kuntze

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), sericeous, silky with long straight close-pressed glossy hairs (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. II. pp. [2], 763-1504. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.

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