Phyllospora comosa (Labillardière) C.Agardh 1839

Phyllospora comosa (Labillardière) C.Agardh

Current name: Phyllospora comosa (Labillardière) C.Agardh
Phyllospora comosa?, Tesselated Pavement, Pirates Bay, Tasmania - 30 October 2009. Michael Guiry (

Publication Details
Phyllospora comosa (Labillardière) C.Agardh 1839: 311, pl. XXVIII [28]: fig. 11

Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1839). Revision der Algengattung Macrocystis. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlichen Leopoldinisch-Carolinischen Akademie der Naturforscher 19(1): 281-316, pls XXVI-XXVIII.

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Type Species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Phyllospora.

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

Fucus comosus Labillardière

Type Information
Type locality: "Habitat ad capitis Van-Diemen littora." [Tasmania]; (Labillardière 1807: 112) Type: FI; (Womersley 1987: 347) Notes: Silva & al. (1996) recommend consulting Ducker (1979: 20) for further information regarding the type locality of this species.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), furnished with tufts of leaves or hairs.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 14 April 2000 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 27 July 2023

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 27 July 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 02 March 2024

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