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Vertebrata ferulacea (Suhr ex J.Agardh) Kuntze 1891

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Rhodomelaceae
Tribe Streblocladieae
Genus Vertebrata


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Vertebrata ferulacea (Suhr ex J.Agardh) Kuntze
recolectada en la zona Sur del Macizo Guamuhaya, en el mesolitoral rocoso. Detalle de ramas y cistocarpos. Foto: Ángel Moreira..


Achnanthes ploenensis Hustedt

Neosiphonia ferulacea (Suhr ex J.Agardh) S.M.Guimarães & M.T.Fujii recolectada en la zona Sur del Macizo Guamuhaya, en el mesolitoral rocoso. Detalle de ramas y cistocarpos. Foto: Ángel Moreira.

Publication details
Vertebrata ferulacea (Suhr ex J.Agardh) Kuntze 1891: 928

Published in: Kuntze, O. (1891). Revisio generum plantarum. Pars II. pp. 375-1011. Leipzig, London, Milano, New York, Paris: Arthur Felix, Dulau & Co., U. Hoepli, Gust. A. Schechert, Charles Klincksierck.
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Publication date: 5 Nov 1891

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Vertebrata is Vertebrata fastigiata S.F.Gray.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Melanothamnus ferulaceus (Suhr ex J.Agardh) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs

Polysiphonia ferulacea Suhr ex J.Agardh

Type information
Syntype localities: "in rupibus maritimis infra limitem maris atlantici ad oras Mexici (Liebmann!) et Americae septentrionalis (Harvey!), ad insulam Guadeloupe (Duchassaing!); in oceano australi ad littora Novae Hollandiae! nec non ad Insulas Noukahiva (Jardin!) et Sandvich (Hb. Agardh)" [on the rocks below the sea at the coast; Atlantic Mexico; North America; Guadeloupe, West Indies; Hawaiian Islands; Marquesas Islands; Australia] (Agardh 1863: 980). Notes: Lectotypification required from material at LD (Huisman 2018: 542).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), resembling the giant fennel (genus Ferula) (Neal 1993).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

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
Díaz-Tapia, P., McIvor, L., Freshwater, D.W., Verbruggen, H., Wynne, M.J. & Maggs, C.A. (2017). The genera Melanothamnus Bornet & Falkenberg and Vertebrata S.F. Gray constitute well-defined clades of the red algal tribe Polysiphonieae (Rhodomelaceae, Ceramiales). European Journal of Phycology 52(1): 1-20, 77 figs.

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Verified by: 22 March 2017 by Salvador Valenzuela Miranda

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