Sphaerococcus divaricatus C. , nom. illeg. 1827
Sphaerococcus divaricatus C.Agardh 1827: 645, nom. illeg.
Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1827). Neue Gattungen und Arten von Algen. Flora 10(41): 641-646.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Hypnea musciformis (Wulfen) J.V.Lamouroux
Syntype localities: Ad Tergestum, praecipue in salinis, ad Venetiam [Trieste and Venice] (Agardh 1827: 645).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), divaricate, spreading at a wide angle (Stearn 1985).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Illegitimate: later homonym of Sphaerococcus divaricatus C.Agardh, 1817. Rgarding problems concerning this name and Hypnea rissoana, see note in Furnari et al. (1999: 42).
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.
Created: 10 September 2000 by Fabio Rindi
Verified by: 21 July 2011 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 07 May 2021.