Betaphycus speciosus (Sonder) ex P.C. 1996
Betaphycus speciosus (Sonder) Doty ex P.C.Silva Long Reef, Western Australia
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Betaphycus speciosus (Sonder) Doty ex P.C.Silva 1996: 326
Published in: 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: [i]-xiv, 1-1259.
Publication date: September 1996
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Gigartina speciosa Sonder
Type locality: Western Australia (Silva & al. 1996: 326). Lectotype: Lund Herbarium Preiss No. 2565 (Doty 1988: 195). Notes: See Doty (1988: 195, 197) for discussion on holotype.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), showy, splendid (Stearn 1985).
Gigartina speciosa var. denudata Sonder 1845
The ending is treated as masculine in accordance with the provision in the Vienna Code (Art. 62C): (c) Compounds ending in -ceras, -dendron, -nema, -stigma, -stoma, and other neuter words, are neuter. An exception is made for names ending in -anthos (or -anthus), -chilos (-chilus or -cheilos), and -phykos (-phycos or -phycus), which ought to be neuter, since that is the gender of the Greek words anthos, cheilos, and phykos, but are treated as masculine in accordance with botanical tradition. - (8 Dec 2009) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Doty, M.S. (1988). Podromus ad systematica Eucheumatoideorum: a tribe of commercial seaweeds related to Eucheuma (Solieriaceae, Gigartinales). In: Taxonomy of economic seaweeds with reference to some Pacific and Caribbean species. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.2, pp. 159-207. La Jolla: California Sea Grant College Program [Report T-CSGCP-018].
Doty, M.S. (1995). Betaphycus philippinensis gen. et sp. nov. and related species (Solieriaceae, Gigartinales). In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.5, pp. 237-245. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.
Huisman, J.M. (2018). Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. pp. [i]-xii, 1-672, 189 figs. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.
Huisman, J.M. (2019). Marine plants of Australia Revised edition. pp. [i]-xviii, -435, numerous col. figs. Crawley Western Australia: UWA Publishing.
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