Sphaerococcus palmatus (Linnaeus) Wahlenberg, nom. illeg. 1826

Palmaria palmata (Linnaeus) F.Weber & D.Mohr

Current name: Palmaria palmata (Linnaeus) F.Weber & D.Mohr
Kilkee, Co. Clare, Ireland; mid-shore rock platforms on Mytilus edulis. This is the form known as "Shell Dulse" in English and Creathnach in Irish. It is said to be better to eat than the larger forms. Plants are to about 50 mm long - 25 March 2005. Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication Details
Sphaerococcus palmatus (Linnaeus) Wahlenberg, nom. illeg. 1826: 897

Published in: Wahlenberg, G. (1826). Flora suecica: enumerans plantas sueciae indigenas cum synopsi classium ordinumque, characteribus generum, differentiis specierum, synonymis citationibusque selectis, locis regionibusque natalibus, descriptionibus habitualibus nomina incolarum et qualitates plantarum illustrantibus:post Linnæum edita. Pars posterior. pp. 429-1117. Upsaliae [Uppsala]: suis impensis excudebant Palmblad & C.

Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Sphaerococcus is Sphaerococcus coronopifolius Stackhouse.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Palmaria palmata (Linnaeus) F.Weber & D.Mohr.

Basionym
Fucus palmatus Linnaeus

Type Information
Type locality: ""Ad oras atlantica""; (Linnaeus 1753: 1162) Lectotype: L; 910.184.2889 (Irvine & Guiry 1983: 68) Notes: Linnaeus's description was taken from Van Royen (1740) and a lectotype has been selected from his herbarium (which Linnaeus examined).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), lobed or divided in the manner of an outspread hand with the sinuses between the lobes pointing to the place of attachment (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 20 May 2000 by Fabio Rindi.

Last updated: 04 April 2017

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 04 April 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 July 2024

 
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