Phoracis filicina Rafinesque 1810

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Phoracis filicina Rafinesque 1810: 99

Published in: Rafinesque, C.S. (1810). Caratteri di alcuni nuovi generi e nuove specie di animali e piante della Sicilia con varie osservazioni sopra i medesimi. pp. [iii], 105, 29 plates. Palermo: Stampe di Sanfilippo.

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Publication date: 1810

Type Species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Phoracis.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Grateloupia filicina (J.V.Lamouroux) C.Agardh.

Type Information
Type locality: Italy: Sicily ; (Index Nominum Algarum) Type: Rafinesque; marine; (Index Nominum Algarum) Notes: According to Dixon (1959: 350), Rafinesque's herbarium and library were lost in the shipwreck of the 'Union of Malta' off Fisher's Island, Connecticut, on November 2nd. 1815.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), fern-like (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 26 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 17 April 2022

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E.A. Molinari Novoa in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 17 April 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 16 June 2024

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