Dicurella scutellata (Hering)
Sarcothalia scutellata (Hering) Leister Kommetjie, Cape Peninsula, Western CApe, South Africa
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Dicurella scutellata (Hering) Papenfuss 1940: 219
Published in: Papenfuss, G.F. (1940). Notes on South African marine algae. I. Botaniska Notiser 1940: 200-226, 16 figs.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Sarcothalia scutellata (Hering) Leister
Sphaerococcus scutellatus Hering
Type locality: [Table Bay, Cape Province, South Africa] (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 293). Type: HBG (Hommersand, Guiry, Fredericq & Leister 1993: 113). Notes: This type locality was first reported by Papenfuss (1940a: 220). [HBG, see Simons, 1983]. Collector : Ferdinand Krauss (Index Nominum Algarum). No locality is mentioned by Hering.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), shaped like a small platter.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Synonym (in part, see Simons 1983) of Trematocarpus affinis (Womersley 1994: 320). - (14 Jul 2009) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
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
Hommersand, M.H., Guiry, M.D., Fredericq, S. & Leister, G.L. (1993). New perspectives in the taxonomy of the Gigartinaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta). Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 14: 105-120, 41 figs.
Searles, R.B. (1969). Observations on the morphology of Trematocarpus dichotomus Kützing and the status of the genus Dicurella. Phycologia 8(1): 21-25.
Created: 13 July 2000 by Fabio Rindi
Verified by: 28 September 2012 by Wendy Guiry
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Wendy 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 27 February 2020.