Scytosiphon filum var. lomentarius ( ) C.
Scytosiphon lomentaria (Lyngbye) Link East Stanley Harbor, East Falkland, Falkland Islands; with filamentous epiphytes, including Ectocarpus fasciculatus, Myriotrichia clavaeformis and Pylaiella littoralis
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Scytosiphon filum var. lomentarius (Lyngbye) C.Agardh 1820: 162
Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1820 '1821'). Species algarum rite cognitae, cum synonymis, differentiis specificis et descriptionibus succinctis. Volumen primum. Pars prima. pp. [i-iv], -168. Lundae [Lund]: ex officina Berlingiana.
Publication date: probably Jan-April 1820
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Scytosiphon.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Scytosiphon lomentaria (Lyngbye) Link
Chorda lomentaria Lyngbye
Syntype localities: "Habitat in infimo refluxus limite ad littora Faeroensia, ut a Qvivig, copiosa. Ad Hammerhuus Bornholmiae" [Quivig, Faeroe Islands and Bornholm, Denmark] (Lyngbye 1819: 74). Type: C (Womersley 1987: 295). Notes: Womersley (1987: 295) gives the following data: Type from Quivig, Faroe Is; in Herb Lyngbye, C, which could constitute a lectotypification.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), a thread (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Link, H.F. (1833). Handbuch zur Erkennung der nutzbarsten und am häufigsten vorkommenden Gewächse. Dritter Theil. pp. i-xviii, 1-536. Berlin: Haude & Spener.
Created: 27 June 2000 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 05 July 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 February 2020.