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Scytonema hofman-bangii C.Agardh, nom. inval. 1812

Publication details
Scytonema hofman-bangii C.Agardh 1812: 39, nom. inval. (as 'Hoffman-Bangii' )

Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1812). Dispositio algarum Sueciae, quam publico examini subjiciunt Carl Adolph Agardh... & David Sjöström, Smolandus. Die [in handwriting:] xvi maji [original April date deleted] mdcccxii. p. iv. h. et l.s. pp. Pars 4: [i-iii], [35-42]. Lundae: Litteris Berlingianis.
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Publication date: 16 May 1812

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Scytonema is Scytonema hofmanii C.Agardh ex Bornet & Flahault.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Scytonema hofmanii C.Agardh ex Bornet & Flahault

Named for Niels Hofman-Bang (1776-1855), Danish botanist.

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Oscillatoria lucifuga Harvey 1833
Symploca lucifuga (Harvey) Brébisson 1849
Oscillatoria lucifuga Harvey ex Gomont 1892

Nomenclatural notes
C.Agardh specifically used in 1812 the epithet "hofman-bangii" which is nomenclaturally distinct from the substitute name "Hofmanni" [sic] proposed by C.Agardh in 1817 when he described the genus, and by later authors. As pointed out by Silva, Basson & Moe (1996: 76), if the later starting date for this group is abandoned, this becomes the earliest correct name. Currently, however, the name is invalid as it is pre-starting-point name. - (28 Dec 2011) - M.D. Guiry

Taxonomic notes
"Unclear species" (Komárek 2013: 134). - (16 Jan 2014) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater/terrestrial species.

Type information
Type locality: Jäder, Västmanland, Sweden (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 76).

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Key references
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.

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