Ptilophora spissa (Suhr) Kützing 1847

Publication Details
Ptilophora spissa (Suhr) Kützing 1847: 25

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1847). Diagnosen und Bemerkungen zu neuen oder kritischen Algen. Botanische Zeitung 5: 1-5, 22-25, 33-38, 52-55, 164-167, 177-180, 193-198, 219-223.

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Type Species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Ptilophora.

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Phyllophora spissa Suhr

Type Information
Type locality: "Cap, von Drège [South Africa (between the Umzimkulu and Umkomaas rivers, Natal)]; (Suhr 1840: 262) Notes: This type locality was first noted by Papenfuss (1940: 214) (Silva et al., 1996). According to Tronchin et al. (2003: 88), the type specimen, collected over a century ago in the southern KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa, may be an aberrant form of another species from the same locality.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 29 December 1997 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 20 July 2011

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 20 July 2011. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 28 November 2022

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