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Sphacelaria plumigera Holmes ex Hauck

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Dictyotophycidae
Order Sphacelariales
Family Sphacelariaceae
Genus Sphacelaria


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Sphacelaria plumigera Holmes ex Hauck
Cape Peron, Western Australia; scale 1 mm. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Sphacelaria plumigera Holmes ex Hauck
Long Reef, Western Australia. 23 Apr 2019. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.


Euglena cuneata E.G.Pringsheim

Sphacelaria plumigera Holmes ex Hauck Long Reef, Western Australia
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Sphacelaria plumigera Holmes ex Hauck 1884: 348

Published in: Hauck, F. (1884). Die Meeresalgen Deutschlands und √Ėsterreichs. In: Kryptogamen-Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz, Zweite Auflage. (Rabenhorst, L. Eds) Vol. 2, pp. 321-512. Leipzig: Euard Kummer.
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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 Battersia plumigera (Holmes ex Hauck) Draisma, Prud'homme & H. Kawai

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Sphacelaria racemosa f. pinnata Reinke 1892
Sphacelaria plumigera var. patentissima Sauvageau 1903

Nomenclatural notes
Although first mentioned by Holmes (1883), this name was not validated by him (Index Nominum Algarum: "confusing and unintelligible discussion"). - (31 Dec 2007) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Sphacelaria plumigera Holmes ex Hauck)
Japanese: Hane-kurogashira (Tokida 1954).

Swedish: Smal fj√§dertofs (Tolstoy & Österlund 2003).

Type information
Lectotype locality: Eastbourne, East Sussex, England (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 576). Lectotype: Borrer (s.n.); 2.x.1808; BM (Draisma, Prud'homme van Reine & Kawai 2010: 322). Notes: LD, TCD. Eastbourne, Beachy Head (as Conferva pennata Hudson). This type locality was first recorded by Prud'homme van Reine (1982: 131).

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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
Holmes, E.M. (1883). New British marine algae. Grevillea 11: 140-142.

Created: 09 April 1996 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 23 May 2011 by M.D. Guiry

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