Hypnea musciformis var. esperi J. 1851
Hypnea musciformis var. esperi J.Agardh 1851: 442-443
Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1851). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen secundum: algas florideas complectens. Part 1. pp. [i]-xii, -336 + 337-351 [Addenda and Indices]. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), moss-like.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This name is legitimate as J. Agardh expressly excluded Hypnea esperi. South (2004: 138) notes that Hypnea musciformis var. esperi is a valid but illegitimate name based on a group of collections, including those misidentified by Bory de Saint-Vincent.
J. Agardh’'s material may be identical with Hypnea anastomosans Papenfuss, Lipkin & P.C. Silva, q.v.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Mauritius (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 298).
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Hypnea musciformis var. esperi J.Agardh)
South America: Argentina (Pujals 1963).
South-east Asia: Philippines (Ang, Sin Man Leung & Mei Mei Choi 2014).
Source of current name
Lipkin, Y. & Silva, P.C. (2002). Marine algae and seagrasses of the Dahlak Archipelago, southern Red Sea. Nova Hedwigia 75(1-2): 1-90, 7 figs.
Created: 13 February 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 15 July 2005 by Wendy Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 20 October 2020.