Codium fragile subsp. capense P.C. 1959
Codium fragile subsp. capense P.C.Silva Cape of Good Hope, Cape Peninsula, South Africa
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Codium fragile subsp. capense P.C.Silva 1959: 153-157, figs. 20, 21, pl. XVI: a
Published in: Silva, P.C. (1959). The genus Codium (Chlorophyta) in South Africa. Journal of South African Botany 25: 101-165, 22 figs, Plates II-XVI.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Codium fragile (Suringar) Hariot
Type locality: Melkbosch, Cape Province, South Africa (Silva & al. 1996: 855).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), fragile (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Codium fragile subsp. capense P.C.Silva)
Africa: Namibia (Wynne 1986, Rull Lluch 2002, John & al. 2004), South Africa (Silva & al. 1996, Stegenga, Bolton & Anderson 1997).
Source of current name
Brodie, J., Maggs, C.A. & John, D.M. (2007). Green seaweeds of Britain and Ireland. pp. [i-v], vi-xii, 1-242, 101 figs. London: British Phycological Society.
Braune, W. (2008). Meeresalgen. Ein Farbbildführer zu den verbreiteten benthischen Grün- Braun- und Rotalgen der Weltmeere. pp. -596, pls 1-266 (colour photographs). Ruggell: A.R.G. Gantner Verlag.
Wynne, M.J. (1986). Report on a collection of benthic marine algae from the Namibian coast (southwestern Africa). Nova Hedwigia 43: 311-355, 24 pls.
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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 25 October 2021.