Dictyota bartayresii var. plectens & 1983
Dictyota plectens (Allender & Kraft) Kraft Dictyota plectans , Lord Howe Island, Australia
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Dictyota bartayresii var. plectens Allender & Kraft 1983: 114, fig. 23B, C; fig. 24A, B
Published in: Allender, B.M. & Kraft, G.T. (1983). The marine algae of Lord Howe Island (New South Wales): the Dictyotales and Cutleriales (Phaeophyta). Brunonia 6: 73-130, 29 figs.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Dictyota plectens (Allender & Kraft) Kraft
Type locality: Boat Harbour, Lord Howe Island, Australia (Kraft 2009: 334). Holotype: G.T. Kraft & R.W. Ricker; 8 December 1978; 3-6 m, on basalt and coral bommies. MELU LHI-10369a (Kraft 2009: 334). Notes: Isotypes: MELU LHI-10369b, c,
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
De Clerck (2003) notes that this name is legitimate, albeit incorrect. It would be invalid if the specific name were invalid, but the fact that the specific name is illegitimate does not affect the legitimacy of the varietal name. On the other hand, the epithet bartayresii is not prioritable. That is, it cannot serve as a basionym. Further research is needed to investigate the proper identity of D. bartayresii var. plectens.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Kraft, G.T. (2009). Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of Lord Howe Island and the southern Great Barrier Reef, 2. Brown algae. pp. [i-iv], v-vi, 1-364, 107 figs. Erratum of fig. 73 from vol. 1. Canberra & Melbourne: Australian Biological Resources Study and CSIRO Publishing.
De Clerck, O. (2003). The genus Dictyota in the Indian Ocean. Opera Botanica Belgica 13: 1-205, 54 figs, 12 tables.
De Clerck, O., Leliaert, F., Verbruggen, H., Lane, C.E., De Paula, J.C., Payo, D.I. & Coppejans, E. (2006). A revised classification of the Dictyoteae (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae) based on rbcL and 26S ribosomal DNA sequence data analyses. Journal of Phycology 42: 1271-1288, 6 figs.
Tronholm, A., Afonso-Carrillo, J., Sanson, M., Leliaert, F., Fernández-Garcia, C. & De Clerck, O. (2013). Taxonomy of the Dictyota ciliolata-crenulata complex (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae). Phycologia 52 (2): 171-181.
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