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Betaphycus speciosus (Sonder) Doty ex P.C.Silva 1996

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gigartinales
Family Solieriaceae
Genus Betaphycus

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Betaphycus speciosus (Sonder) Doty ex P.C.Silva
Coral Bay, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Betaphycus speciosus (Sonder) Doty ex P.C.Silva
Long Reef, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Betaphycus speciosus (Sonder) Doty ex P.C.Silva

Betaphycus speciosus (Sonder) Doty ex P.C.Silva
Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia.. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

 

Caloneis silicula var. minuta (Grunow) Cleve

Betaphycus speciosus (Sonder) Doty ex P.C.Silva Long Reef, Western Australia
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
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

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Betaphycus is Betaphycus philippinensis Doty.

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

Basionym
Gigartina speciosa Sonder

Type information
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).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Gigartina speciosa Sonder 1845
Eucheuma speciosum (Sonder) J.Agardh 1852
Gigartina ornata Sonder ex K├╝tzing 1868

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Gigartina speciosa var. denudata Sonder 1845

Nomenclatural notes
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

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
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, [1]-435, numerous col. figs. Crawley Western Australia: UWA Publishing.

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