Ptilophora spissa (Suhr) Kützing 1847
Ptilophora spissa (Suhr) Kützing 1847: 25
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.
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. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 28 November 2022