Bryopsis africana Areschoug 1851

Bryopsis africana Areschoug

Current name: Bryopsis africana Areschoug
Platboom, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; lower intertidal - 21 September 2005. Michael Guiry (

Publication Details
Bryopsis africana Areschoug 1851: 5

Published in: Areschoug, J.E. (1851). Phyceae capenses, quarum particulam primam, venia ampliss. philos. facult. Upsaliens., praeside J. E. Areschoug... pro gradu philosophico p.p. Johannes Conradus Carlberg gothoburgensis. In auditorio Gustaviano die vii maj mdccli. H.A.M.S. pp. 1-32. Upsaliae [Uppsala]: excudebat Reg. Acad. Typographus.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Bryopsis is Bryopsis pennata J.V.Lamouroux.

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

Type Information
Syntype localities: False Bay and Saldanha Bay, Cape Province, South Africa; (Silva & al. 1996: 804)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective A (Latin), of or pertaining to Africa.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 15 November 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 14 June 2012

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 14 June 2012. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 03 December 2023

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