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Neoptilota densa (C.Agardh) Kylin ex I.A.Abbott & Hollenberg 1976

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Wrangeliaceae
Tribe Ptiloteae
Genus Neoptilota


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Neoptilota densa (C.Agardh) Kylin ex I.A.Abbott & Hollenberg
Northern California. 09 Mar 2011. Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org). © Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org).

Neoptilota densa (C.Agardh) Kylin ex I.A.Abbott & Hollenberg
Lost Coast, Humboldt County, California, USA; Low intertidal in pools. 02 Jul 2007. Courtnay Hermann. © Courtnay Janiak (theseaweedknot@hotmail.com).


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Neoptilota densa (C.Agardh) Kylin ex I.A.Abbott & Hollenberg Northern California
© Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org)

Publication details
Neoptilota densa (C.Agardh) Kylin ex I.A.Abbott & Hollenberg 1976: 632

Published in: Abbott, I.A. & Hollenberg, G.J. (1976). Marine algae of California. pp. [i]-xii, 1-827, 701 figs. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Neoptilota is Neoptilota californica (Ruprecht ex Harvey) Kylin.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Ptilota densa C.Agardh

Ptilota densa C.Agardh

Type information
Type locality: Ad caput bon. sp. Spec. ded. Desfontaines. Com. de Sternberg (Agardh 1822: 387). Lectotype: LD Ag. no. 20101 (Bruce & Saunders 2016 '2017': 40). Notes: Although listed as being from the Cape of Good Hope, the type is more like to have been collected from the Monterey Peninsula, California. Dawson (1962: 74) notes that the type is a specimen marked "e coll. Haenkiana", so Agardh's entry clearly was an error. Tadeá Haenke (1761-1816) came to the west coast of North America with the Malaspina expedition in 1791. His collections were one of the first large botanical collections from the area. He made his mark exploring North and, especially, South America, the Philippines, and the Mariana Islands; he visited the Monterey Peninsula around 1792.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), dense (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Plumaria densa (C.Agardh) Kuntze 1891

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Ptilota pectinata Harvey 1833

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Bruce, M.G. & Saunders, G.W. (2016). A molecular-assisted investigation of diversity, biogeography and phylogenetic relationships for species of Neoptilota and Ptilota (Wrangeliaceae, Rhodophyta) reported along Canadian coasts. Phycologia 56(1): 36-53.

Key references
Braune, W. (2008). Meeresalgen. Ein Farbbildführer zu den verbreiteten benthischen Grün- Braun- und Rotalgen der Weltmeere. pp. [1]-596, pls 1-266 (colour photographs). Ruggell: A.R.G. Gantner Verlag.

Hommersand, M.H., Freshwater, D.W., Lopez-Bautista, J.M. & Fredericq, S. (2006). Proposal of the Euptiloteae Hommersand et Fredericq, trib. nov. and transfer of some southern hemisphere Ptiloteae to the Callithamnieae (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta). Journal of Phycology 42: 203-225.

Kylin, H. (1956). Die Gattungen der Rhodophyceen. pp. i-xv, 1-673, 458 figs. Lund: C.W.K. Gleerups.

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