Branchioglossum pygmaeum M.J. & R.E.Norris
Branchioglossum pygmaeum M.J.Wynne & R.E.Norris 1991: 265, figs 9-18
Published in: Wynne, M.J. & Norris, R.E. (1991). Branchioglossum pygmaeum sp. nov. and new records of other Delesseriaceous algae (Rhodophyta) from Natal, South Africa. Phycologia 30: 262-271, 26 figs.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), pygmy, dwarf (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: off Jesser Point, Sordwana Bay, Natal, South Africa (Wynne & Norris 1991: 265). Holotype: Dench; 6 May 1985; epiphytic on large red algae: 46-47 m depth. SAM 102264 [=NAT 3218a (female)] (Wynne & Norris 1991: 265).
Wynne, M.J. (2014 '2013'). The red algal families Delesseriaceae and Sarcomeniaceae. pp. -326, 118 figs. Königstein: Koeltz Scientific Books.
Created: 26 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 05 December 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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Wynne, M.J. & Norris, R.E. (1991). Branchioglossum pygmaeum sp. nov. and new records of other Delesseriaceous algae (Rhodophyta) from Natal, South Africa. Phycologia 30: 262-271, 26 figs.
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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 24 January 2020.