Sargassum siliquosum J.Agardh 1848

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Sargassum siliquosum J.Agardh 1848: 316

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1848). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen Primum. Algas fucoideas complectens. pp. [i-vi], [i]-viii, [1]-363. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.

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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
Syntype localities: Jakarta, Java, Indonesia; Singapore; (Silva & al. 1996: 697) Type: LD. Herb. Alg. Agardh; 3260 (Yoshida 1998: 407) Notes: Phang et al. (1995: 56) note the following: The holotype specimen from Singapore as described by Agardh (1848) cannot be located. Agardh did not state the sex of the type specimen, but Ang and Trono (1987) reported that the material in the Agardh Herbarium (LD, Herbarium Agardh No. 3260, lectotype) is male. Yamada (1942) mentioned male and female receptacles, and Ang and Trono (1987) and Trono (1992) emphasized the "strongly triquetrous and twisted female receptacles" as the distinguishing feature of S. siliquosum. According to Tseng & Lu (1992: 20), the type locality is Singapore.

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

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 15 March 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 31 March 2022

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