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Rhodophysema africana D.M.John & G.W.Lawson

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Nemaliophycidae
Order Palmariales
Family Rhodophysemataceae
Genus Rhodophysema


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Rhodophysema africana D.M.John & G.W.Lawson
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Publication details
Rhodophysema africana D.M.John & G.W.Lawson 1987: 153, 194, 195, pl. 31: fig.9

Published in: Lawson, G.W. & John, D.W. (1987). The marine algae and coastal environment of tropical West Africa (Second Edition). Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia 93: [i]-vi, 1-415.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Rhodophysema is Rhodophysema georgei Batters.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), of or pertaining to Africa.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Lawson & John (1987) make the following remarks: "We are repeating the Latin diagnosis originally published by John & Lawson (1974a) together with an illustration in order to validate the publication of the species. See article 39 of the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (Voss, 1983)."

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Lectotype locality: Luanda, Angola (Lawson & John 1987: 152). Lectotype: 2 January 1974; herbarium, Botany Department, University of Ghana 8034 (Lawson & John 1987: 152).

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