Hypnea esperi Bory, nom. illeg.
Hypnea esperi Bory 1828: 157, nom. illeg.
Published in: Bory de St. Vincent, J.B. (1828). Botanique, Cryptogamie. In: Voyage autour du monde, exécuté par ordre du Roi, sur la corvette de Sa Majesté, la Coquille, pendant les années 1822, 1823, 1824 et 1825. (Duperrey, L.I. Eds), pp. 97-200. Paris: Bertrand.
Hypnea esperi Bory (1828: 157) was superfluous, and thus illegitimate, when published (Silva, Meñez & Moe, 1987: 50), being a substitute name for Fucus nootkanus Esper (1802: 30, pl. 125). If it is recognised at the species level, it requires a new name. At the varietal level, the name Hypnea musciformis var. esperi was legitimately applied by J. Agardh (1851: 442) as he expressly excluded Fucus nootkanus. Silva, Basson & Moe (1996, p. 298) further described the difficulties attaching to the name Hypnea esperi. South & Skelton (2003) and South (2004) cite “Hypnea esperi Grunow 1867 (intended synonym: H. musciformis (Wulfen) Lamouroux var. esperi J. Agardh 1851).”
The entity known generally in warm seas as Hypnea esperi Bory has been referred to Hypnea anastomosans Papenfuss, Lipkin & Silva, q.v.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Mauritius
Abbott, I.A., Fisher, J. & McDermid, K.J. (2002). Newly reported and revised marine algae from the vicinity of Nha Trang, Vietnam. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species. Vol. VIII. (Abbott, I.A. & Mcdermid, K.J. Eds) Vol. 8, pp. 291-321. Oceanographic Institute, Nha Trang, Vietnam: California Sea Grant College.
N'Yeurt, A.D.R. & Payri, C.E. (2010). Marine algal flora of French Polynesia III. Rhodophyta, with additions to the Phaeophyceae and Chlorophyta. Cryptogamie Algologie 31: 3-205.
Papenfuss, G.F. (1964). Catalogue and bibliography of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic benthic marine algae. In: Antarctic Research Series. Volume 1. Bibliography of the Antarctic Seas. (Lee, M.O. Eds), pp. 1-76. Washington D.C.: American Geophysical Union.
South, G.R. (2004). Hypnea sp. (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) from Fiji, South Pacific and List of Hypnea species present in the Fiji Islands. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to the Pacific and other locations Volume IX. (Abbott, I.A. & McDermid, K.J. Eds) Vol.9, pp. 133-140.
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