Sargassum ornatum Greville 1848

Publication Details
Sargassum ornatum Greville 1848: 205, pl. IV: lower right figs 1-4

Published in: Greville, R.K. (1850). Algae orientales:- Descriptions of new species belonging to the genus Sargassum. Trans. Bot. Soc. Edin. 3: 85-102, 229-232, Plates VI-XI, XV.

Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Sargassum is Sargassum bacciferum (Turner) C.Agardh.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Sargassum glaucescens J.Agardh.

Type Information
Type locality: "China Sea (?)", (Macau); (Silva & al. 1996: 674) Notes: Silva et al. (1996) recommend consulting Tseng & Lu (1988: 35) for more information on the type locality of this species.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), furnished, equipped, embellished, adorned (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 11 October 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 12 October 2012

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 12 October 2012. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 19 August 2022

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