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Sphacelaria pulvinata var. bracteata Reinke 1891

Publication details
Sphacelaria pulvinata var. bracteata Reinke 1891: 17, pl.5, fig.11

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Sphacelaria is Sphacelaria reticulata Lyngbye.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Herpodiscus bracteatus (Reinke) Draisma, Prud'homme & H.Kawai

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), cushion-shaped, strongly convexed (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: 'Neu Holland' (Draisma, Prud'homme van Reine & Kawai 2010: 322). Holotype : Jessen (s.n.); KIEL (Draisma, Prud'homme van Reine & Kawai 2010: 322). Notes: Isotype: PC. [the host is a Cystophora (Draisma et al. 2010: 322)].

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
Womersley, H.B.S. (1987). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Part II. pp. 484, 169 figs, 1 table, 8 plates, 4 maps. Adelaide: South Australian Government Printing Division.

Key references
Womersley, H.B.S. (1987). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Part II. pp. 484, 169 figs, 1 table, 8 plates, 4 maps. Adelaide: South Australian Government Printing Division.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 28 November 2020.

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