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Sphacelaria racemosa Greville 1824

Publication details
Sphacelaria racemosa Greville 1824: 96

Published in: Greville, R.K. (1824). Scottish cryptogamic flora, or coloured figures and descriptions of cryptogamic plants, belonging chiefly to the order Fungi; and intended to serve as a continuation of English Botany. Vol. 2 (fasc. 19-24), Plates 91-120 [with text]. Edinburgh & London: MacLachlan & Stewart; Baldwin, Craddock & Joy.
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Publication date: Various in 1824

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Sphacelaria is Sphacelaria reticulata Lyngbye.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Battersia racemosa (Greville) Draisma, Prud'homme & H.Kawai

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), with flowers borne in racemes.

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Firth of Forth, opposite Caroline Park (Scotland) (Draisma, Prud'homme van Reine & Kawai 2010: 322). Type: Richardson (s.n.); 4.ii.1819; growing on rocks near high water mark. BM (Draisma, Prud'homme van Reine & Kawai 2010: 322). Notes: GL, LD.

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Source of current name
Draisma, S.G.A., Prud'homme van Reine, W.F. & Kawai, H. (2010). A revised classification of the Sphacelariales (Phaeophyceae) inferred from a psbC and rbcL based phylogeny. European Journal of Phycology 45(3): 308-326.

Key references
Scagel, R.F. (1957). An annotated list of the marine algae of British Columbia and northern Washington (including keys to genera). Bulletin, National Museum of Canada 150: [i]-vi, 1-289.

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