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Ptilophora diversifolia (Suhr) Papenfuss

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gelidiales
Family Gelidiaceae
Genus Ptilophora


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Ptilophora diversifolia (Suhr) Papenfuss
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Ptilophora diversifolia (Suhr) Papenfuss KwaZulu-Natal
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Publication details
Ptilophora diversifolia (Suhr) Papenfuss 1940: 214-216, fig. 11

Published in: Papenfuss, G.F. (1940). Notes on South African marine algae. I. Botaniska Notiser 1940: 200-226, 16 figs.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Ptilophora is Ptilophora spissa (Suhr) Kützing.

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

Phyllophora diversifolia Suhr

Type information
Type locality: "Cappflanze von Drège" [apparently between the Omtendo (Umtentu) river, Transkei and the Omsamculo (Umzimkulu) River, Natal] (Suhr 1840: 262). Notes: See Drège (1843: 155) for precise type locality.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Phyllophora diversifolia Suhr 1840
Membranifolia diversifolia (Suhr) Kuntze 1891

Taxonomic notes
According to Papenfuss (1940a: 214-216), the name Polyphacum smithiae has been misapplied to this species by Barton (1893: 175); the name Ptilophora spissa has been misapplied to this species by Barton (1896: 197) and Delf & Michell (1921: 104)

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Source of current name
Tronchin, E.M., Freshwater, D.W. & Bolton, J.J. (2003). A re-evaluation of the genera Beckerella and Ptilophora (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta) based on molecular and morphological data. Phycologia 42: 80-89.

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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 17 September 2019.

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