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Sphacelaria nana Nägeli ex Kützing 1855

Publication details
Sphacelaria nana Nägeli ex Kützing 1855: 26, pl. 87: fig. 1

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1855). Tabulae phycologicae; oder, Abbildungen der Tange. Vol. V pp. i-ii, 1-30, 100 plates. Nordhausen: Gedruckt auf kosten des Verfassers (in commission bei W. Köhne).
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Sphacelaria is Sphacelaria reticulata Lyngbye.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Sphacelorbus nanus (Nageli ex Kützing) Draisma, Prud'homme & H.Kawai

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), dwarf (Stearn 1973).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Sphacelaria saxatilis (Kuckuck) Kuckuck ex Sauvageau 1900
Sphacelaria britannica Sauvageau 1901
Sphacelaria olivacea N.Pringsheim 1901

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Torquay, England (Athanasiadis 1996: 198). Type: L no 937.71-710 Notes: Type: Nageli 214: Torquay (L. sh. 937.71-710: lectotype) (Draisma et al. 2010).

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Source of current name
Draisma, S.G.A., Prud'homme van Reine, W.F. & Kawai, H. (2010). A revised classification of the Sphacelariales (Phaeophyceae) inferred from a psbC and rbcL based phylogeny. European Journal of Phycology 45(3): 308-326.

Key references
Kornmann, P. & Sahling, P.-H. (1994). Meeresalgen von Helgoland: Zweite Ergänzung. Helgoländer Meeresuntersuchungen 48: 365-406.

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