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Hypnea musciformis var. esperi J.Agardh

Publication details
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, [1]-336 + 337-351 [Addenda and Indices]. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Hypnea is Hypnea musciformis (Wulfen) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), moss-like.

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

Nomenclatural notes
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.

Taxonomic notes
J. Agardh’'s material may be identical with Hypnea anastomosans Papenfuss, Lipkin & P.C. Silva, q.v.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Mauritius (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 298).

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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.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 09 December 2019.

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