Dictyota acuminata Kützing 1849
Dictyota acuminata Kützing 1849: 555
Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1849). Species algarum. pp. [i]-vi, -922. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: F.A. Brockhaus.
Publication date: 23-24 July 1849
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Dictyota dichotoma var. intricata (C.Agardh) Greville
type locality: "ad Kosseir" (Quseir), Egypt (Silva & al. 1996: 585). Lectotype: Schimper; L 936.74-194 (De Clerck 2003: 161). Notes: The specimen chosen as lectotype, collected by Schimper at Quseir, conforms to the original description. Dictyota acuminata was often regarded as a synonym of D. fasciola (J. Agardh, 1882: 103; De Toni, 1895: 277) but the type specimen belongs to Dictyota dichotoma var. intricata.
Origin of species name
Participle A (Latin), acuminate, i.e. tapering gradually or abruptly from inwardly curved sides into a narrow point (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
De Clerck, O. (2003). The genus Dictyota in the Indian Ocean. Opera Botanica Belgica 13: 1-205, 54 figs, 12 tables.
Created: 07 September 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 22 April 2005 by G.M. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 September 2021.