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Phyllophora spissa Suhr 1840

Publication details
Phyllophora spissa Suhr 1840: 262 (as 'Phyllaphora' )

Published in: Suhr, J.N. von (1840). Beiträge zur Algenkunde. Flora 23(17): 257-265, no figs.
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Publication date: "7 Mai 1840"

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Phyllophora is Phyllophora rubens (Linnaeus) Greville.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Ptilophora spissa (Suhr) Kützing

Type information
Type locality: "Cap, von Drège [South Africa (between the Umzimkulu and Umkomaas rivers, Natal)] (Suhr 1840: 262). Notes: This type locality was first noted by Papenfuss (1940: 214) (Silva et al., 1996). According to Tronchin et al. (2003: 88), the type specimen, collected over a century ago in the southern KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa, may be an aberrant form of another species from the same locality.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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