Kappaphycus inermis (F. ) ex H.D.Nguyen & Q.N.Huynh 1995
Kappaphycus inermis (F.Schmitz) Doty ex H.D.Nguyen & Q.N.Huynh 1995: 233 (as '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.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Eucheuma inerme F.Schmitz
Type locality: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (Silva & al. 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.
Eucheuma inerme F.Schmitz 1895
This combination was also proposed by Liao (1996) and 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
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].
Liao, L.M. (1996). Validation of names transferred to Kappaphycus Doty from Eucheuma J. Agardh (Rhodophyta: Solieriaceae). The Philippine Journal of Science 125(2): 158-160, no figs.
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: [i]-xiv, 1-1259.
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