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Ptilophora spissa (Suhr) Kützing

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.

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

Basionym
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.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Phyllophora spissa Suhr 1840

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
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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