Sargassum wightii Greville 1848

Publication Details
Sargassum wightii Greville 1848: 329 (as 'Wigtii')

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1848). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen Primum. Algas fucoideas complectens. pp. [i-vi], [i]-viii, [1]-363. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.

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

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

Type Information
Type locality: "Hab. in mari Indieco, ad oras Hindostaniae [Persia] (Wigt! [Robert Wight] in Hb. Hookerii 'sub n:o 246 et 248)."; (Agardh 1848: 329) Holotype: Herbarium of Wight; (Noro, Ajisaka & Yoshida 1994: 29) Notes: According to Noro et al. (1994), the Indian Ocean is the type locality. Isotype (Indies orientale) in MEL (MEL 696678). Matteo et al. (2010: 902) give the following data: syntypes: India, TCD 1120, 1121. This seems unlikely as the types should be in BM-K.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 03 November 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 30 September 2020

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 30 September 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 24 September 2022

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