Ralfsia ceylanica ex E.S.Barton 1903
Ralfsia ceylanica Harvey ex E.S.Barton
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Ralfsia ceylanica Harvey ex E.S.Barton 1903: 477, pl. 13: figs 1-4
Published in: Barton, E.S. (1903). List of marine algae collected at the Maldive and Laccadive Islands by J.S. Gardiner, Esq., M.A. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 35: 475-482, pl. 13.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Lobophora ceylanica (Harvey ex E.S.Barton) C.W.Vieira, De Clerck & Payri
Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), Of (from) Ceylon, an island in the Indian Ocean off southern India (cf. ceylonensis & ceylonicus).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Sri Lanka (Barton 1903: 477). Holotype: Ferguson 59; BM 000562896 (Vieira & al. 2016: 700). Notes: Epitype (designated by Viera et al. 2016: 700): Maldives, Baa Atoll, May 2009, C. Payri IRD4605 (PC barcode PC0063012).
Source of current name
Vieira, C., Camacho, O., Wynne, M.J., Mattio, L., Anderson, R.J., Bolton, J.J., Sansón, M., D'hondt, S., Leliaert, F., Fredericq, S. & Payri, C. (2016). Shedding new light on old algae: Matching names and sequences in the brown algal genus Lobophora (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae). Taxon 65(4): 689–707.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 18 September 2020.