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Spyridia hypnoides (Bory) Papenfuss 1968

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Callithamniaceae
Subfamily Spyridioideae
Tribe Spyridieae
Genus Spyridia


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Spyridia hypnoides (Bory) Papenfuss
Tanzania; detail of apices. Eurico Oliveira. © Eurico Oliveira (euricodo@usp.br).

Spyridia hypnoides (Bory) Papenfuss
Tanzania; detail of apices. Katrin Østerlund. © Katrin Oesterlund (Katrin.Osterlund@uadm.uu.se).

Spyridia hypnoides (Bory) Papenfuss
© ABC Taxa (eric.coppejans@ugent.be).

Spyridia hypnoides (Bory) Papenfuss
© ABC Taxa (eric.coppejans@ugent.be).

Spyridia hypnoides (Bory) Papenfuss
KwaZulu-Natal. Olivier de Clerck. © Olivier De Clerck (odclerck@gmail.com).


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Spyridia hypnoides (Bory) Papenfuss
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Publication details
Spyridia hypnoides (Bory) Papenfuss 1968: 281

Published in: Papenfuss, G.F. (1968). Notes on South African marine algae. V. Journal of South African Botany 34: 267-287.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Spyridia is Spyridia filamentosa (Wulfen) Harvey.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Thamnophora hypnoides Bory

Type information
Type locality: Cape Comorin, Tamil Nadu, India (Silva & al. 1996: 428). Type: PC? herb. Bory (Yoshida 1998: 938).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), resembling the mosses, specifically the genus Hypnum (Neal 1993).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Thamnophora hypnoides Bory 1834

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Alsidium ericoides Hering 1841
Bindera insignis J.Agardh 1841
Ceramium aculeatum C.Agardh ex Decaisne 1841
Spyridia aculeata (C.Agardh ex Decaisne) Kützing 1843
Spyridia ericoides (Hering) Kützing 1847
Spyridia insignis (J.Agardh) J.Agardh 1851
Spyridia tetracantha Kützing 1862

Nomenclatural notes
“We have for now placed all records of S. filamentosa from São Tomé under S. hypnoides until such time as the material on which they are based is re-examined and the original determination verified.” (Lawson & John, 1987)

Taxonomic notes
John et al. (2004) cite Spyridia aculeata (Schimper) Kütz. and S. armata Kütz. as synonyms of this species.

Distributional notes
John et al. (2003) do not distinguish between Spyridia hypnoides (Bory) Papenfuss and f. inermis (Børgesen) G.W. Lawson & D.M. John when presenting distributions and it is assumed that the records are the same as those in Lawson & John (1987).

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. II. pp. [2], 763-1504. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.

Dawes, C.J. & Mathieson, A.C. (2008). The seaweeds of Florida. pp. [i]- viii, [1]-591, [592], pls I-LI. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.

Mansoor, S. & Saifullah, S.M. (1995). A new species and a new variety of Amphisolenia Stein from the North Arabian Sea bordering Pakistan. Pakistan J. Mar. Sci. 4(1): 5-8, 2 fig.

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.

Suárez, A.M., Martínez-Daranas, B. & Alfonso, Y. (2015). Macroalgas marinas de Cuba. pp. [1]-264, 229 figs. La Habana [Havana]: UH [Universidad de La Habana] Editorial.

Wynne, M.J. (2005). A check-list of benthic marine algae of the tropical and subtropical western Atlantic: second revision. Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia 129: 1-152.

Yoshida, T. (1998). Marine algae of Japan. pp. [1-2], 1-25, 1-1222. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]

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