Porphyra capensis Kützing 1843
Porphyra capensis Kützing Buffels Bay, Cape Peninsula Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa; plants on upper intertidal rocks
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Porphyra capensis Kützing 1843: 383
Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1843). Phycologia generalis oder Anatomie, Physiologie und Systemkunde der Tange. Mit 80 farbig gedruckten Tafeln, gezeichnet und gravirt vom Verfasser. pp. [part 1]: [i]-xxxii, -142, [part 2:] 143-458, 1, err.], pls 1-80. Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus.
Publication date: 14-16 Sep 1843
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Type locality: Table Bay, Cape of Good Hope (Silva & al. 1996: 91). Type: Drège; Notes: This type locality was first described by Drège (1843: 111) (Silva et al., 1996)
Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), pertaining to the Cape, usually the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.
Porphyra angustinae Kützing 1843
According to Silva et al. (1996), the name Porphyra vulgaris has been misapplied to this species by Drège (1843: 111)
This is a marine species.
Africa: Angola (John & al. 2004), Namibia (Wynne 1986, Rull Lluch 2002, John & al. 2004), South Africa (John, Price, Maggs & Lawson 1979, Silva & al. 1996, Stegenga, Bolton & Anderson 1997, Milstein & Cabral de Oliveira).
Subantarctic Islands: Île Saint-Paul (St Paul I.) (Silva & al. 1996).
Antarctic and Antarctic islands: Ant./Subantarctic and islands (Papenfuss 1964).
Milstein, D. & Cabral de Oliveira, M. (2005). Molecular phylogeny of Bangiales (Rhodophyta) based on small subunit rDNA sequencing: emphasis on Brazilian Porphyra species. Phycologia 44: 212-221.
Papenfuss, G.F. (1964). Catalogue and bibliography of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic benthic marine algae. In: Antarctic Research Series. Volume 1. Bibliography of the Antarctic Seas. (Lee, M.O. Eds), pp. 1-76. Washington D.C.: American Geophysical Union.
Reddy, M.M., De Clerck, O., Leliaert, F., Anderson, R.J. & Bolton, J.J. (2018). A rosette by any other name: species diversity in the Bangiales (Rhodophyta) along the South African coast. European Journal of Phycology 53(1): 67-82.
Wynne, M.J. (1986). Report on a collection of benthic marine algae from the Namibian coast (southwestern Africa). Nova Hedwigia 43: 311-355, 24 pls.
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Graves, J.M. (1956). Observations of the life-history of Porphyra capensis. British Phycological Bulletin 1(4): 12.
Graves, J.M. (1969). The genus Porphyra on South African coasts: 1. Observations on the autecology of Porphyra capensis sensu Isaac (1957), including a description of dwarf plants. Journal of South African Botany 35: 343-362, 4 figs, 4 plates.
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