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Kappaphycus inermis (F.Schmitz) Doty ex H.D.Nguyen & Q.N.Huynh

Publication details
Kappaphycus inermis (F.Schmitz) Doty ex H.D.Nguyen & Q.N.Huynh 1995: 233 ('inerme')

Published in: Nguyen, H.D. & Huynh, Q.N. (1995). Species of Eucheuma and Kappaphycus in Vietnam. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.5, pp. 229-235. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Kappaphycus is Kappaphycus alvarezii (Doty) Doty ex P.C.Silva.

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

Basionym
Eucheuma inerme F.Schmitz

Type information
Type locality: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 334). Notes: Doty (1988: 173) notes that the holotype specimen, Holst No. 1339 from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, was originally deposited in the Berlin Herbarium and has probably been destroyed. He designates as lectotype, an isotype specimen in the algal herbarium of the British Museum in London bearing the same identification.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), unarmed, without spines.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Eucheuma inerme F.Schmitz 1895

Nomenclatural notes
This combination was also proposed by Silva, Basson & Moe (1996).

The ending is treated as masculine in accordance with the povision 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].

Nguyen, H.D. & Huynh, Q.N. (1995). Species of Eucheuma and Kappaphycus in Vietnam. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.5, pp. 229-235. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.

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: 1-1259.

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