Sargassum elegans Suhr 1840

Sargassum elegans Suhr

Sargassum elegans SuhrSouth AfricaRobert Anderson (

Publication Details
Sargassum elegans Suhr 1840: 257

Published in: Suhr, J.N. von (1840). Beiträge zur Algenkunde. Flora 23(17): 257-265, no figs.

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Publication date: "7 Mai 1840"

Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Sargassum is Sargassum bacciferum (Turner) C.Agardh.

Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Type Information
Type locality: "Am Cap der guten Hoffnung" [At the Cape of Goog Hope but actually between Omsamculo (Umzimkulu) and Omcomas (Umkomaas) rivers, Natal, South Africa]; (Suhr 1840: 670) Type: B?; Notes: See Drège (1843: 157) for more information on the type locality of this species.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective B (Latin), elegant (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 07 February 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 15 July 2019

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