Ptilophora spissa ( ) Kützing 1847
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.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Ptilophora.
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Phyllophora spissa Suhr
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.
Phyllophora spissa Suhr 1840
This is a marine species.
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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