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Sphaerococcus lactuca C.Agardh, nom. illeg.

Publication details
Sphaerococcus lactuca C.Agardh 1822: 231, nom. illeg.

Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1822). Species algarum rite cognitae, cum synonymis, differentiis specificis et descriptionibus succinctis. Volumen primum pars posterior. pp. [v-vi], 169-398. Lundae [Lund]: ex officina Berlingiana.
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Publication date: probably Oct 1822

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Sphaerococcus is Sphaerococcus coronopifolius Stackhouse.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Cryptonemia palmetta (S.G.Gmelin) Woelkering, G.Furnari, Cormaci & J.McNeill

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), lettuce (Lewis & Short 1890).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Illegitimate (superfluous): Fucus palmetta S.G.Gmelin, 1768 included in synonymy; also included Fucus lomation Bertoloni, 1818 in synonymy. - (28 Feb 2016) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
Woelkerling, W.J., Furnari, G., Cormaci, M. & McNeill, J. (2019). Nomenclatural re-assessments of the typification of Cryptonemia (Halymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) and the correct name of its type species . Notulae Algarum 113: 1-8, no figs.

Created: 24 January 2003 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 06 September 2019 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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Woelkerling, W.J., Furnari, G., Cormaci, M. & McNeill, J. (2019). Typification and nomenclature of four species names with links to Cryptonemia (Halymeniaceae, Rhodophyta): Fucus palmetta S.G.Gmelin, Delesseria gmelinii J.V.Lamouroux, Fucus lomation Bertoloni, and Sphaerococcus lactuca C.Agardh. Notulae Algarum 112: 1-6, 3 figs.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 27 February 2020.

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