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Chloropelta caespitosa Tanner 1980

Publication details
Chloropelta caespitosa Tanner 1980: 130-136, figs. 2-48, 49 (in part)

Published in: Tanner, C.E. (1980). Chloropelta gen. nov., an ulvaceous green alga with a different type of development. Journal of Phycology 16(1): 128-137, 48 figs, 2 tables.
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Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Chloropelta.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Ulva tanneri H.S.Hayden & Waaland

Type information
Type locality: Point Fermin, San Pedro, California, U.S.A (Tanner 1980: 131). Holotype: 26 May 1976; upper littoral zone. UBC 57963 (Tanner 1980: 131). Notes: Type number: A57963 (fide M.W. Hawkes (e-mail, 11.i.2007).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), growing in patches or tufts, caespitose (Stearn 1973).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Hayden, H.S., Blomster, J., Maggs, C.A., Silva, P.C., Stanhope, M.J. & Waaland, J.R. (2003). Linnaeus was right all along: Ulva and Enteromorpha are not distinct genera. European Journal of Phycology 38(3): 277-294, 4 figs, 5 tables.

Key references
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.

Created: 01 February 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 27 April 2015 by G.M. Guiry

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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Iima, M. & Fukusumi, K. (1996). First report of Chloropelta caespitosa (Ulvaceae, Ulvales, Ulvophyceae) in Japan. Phycological Research 44: 167-171.
Joska, M.A.P. & Bolton, J.J. (1992). Chloropelta caespitosa Tanner 1980, an unusual chlorophyte, newly reported for South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 58: 48-49, 3 figs.

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