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Betaphycus gelatinus (Esper) Doty ex P.C.Silva 1996

Publication details
Betaphycus gelatinus (Esper) Doty ex P.C.Silva 1996: 326

Published in: Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: [i]-xiv, 1-1259.

Publication date: September 1996

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Betaphycus is Betaphycus philippinensis Doty.

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

Fucus gelatinus Esper

Type information
Type locality: Not specified [" in den ostindischen Meeren, und vorzüglich an den Küsten von China" (INA)] (Silva & al. 1996: 325). Lectotype: HGB (Doty 1988: 188). Notes: Doty (1995: 243) notes that the type material for this species appears to be from an abundance of frond fragments found in the Esper collections housed in the Herbarium of Institut Allgemeine Botanik, Hamburg, Gemany (HGB). A fragment (numbered 34697) in the Agardh Hebarium at the University of Lund, Sweden (LD), appears to have come from thiis Esper collection. Physically, these fragments are poorly preserved but they are accepted as isolectotypes. The specimen illustrated by Doty (1988, fig. 23A) is in the Hamburg herbarium and was selected as the lectotype and the LD specimen is an isolectotype. [HBG fide Doty in Abbott (ed.) Taxon. Econ. Seaweeds 5: 243, 1995 (INA)].

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Fucus gelatinus Esper 1800
Sphaerococcus gelatinus (Esper) C.Agardh 1822
Eucheuma gelatinum (Esper) J.Agardh 1847

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Gigartina gelatinosa Endlicher 1843
Betaphycus philippinensis Doty 1995

Nomenclatural notes
The ending is treated as masculine in accordance with the provision in the Vienna Code (Art. 62C): (c) Compounds ending in -ceras, -dendron, -nema, -stigma, -stoma, and other neuter words, are neuter. An exception is made for names ending in -anthos (or -anthus), -chilos (-chilus or -cheilos), and -phykos (-phycos or -phycus), which ought to be neuter, since that is the gender of the Greek words anthos, cheilos, and phykos, but are treated as masculine in accordance with botanical tradition. - (8 Dec 2009) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Doty, M.S. (1995). Betaphycus philippinensis gen. et sp. nov. and related species (Solieriaceae, Gigartinales). In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.5, pp. 237-245. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.

Dumilag, R.V. (2018). Betaphycus gelatinus and B. philippinensis (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) are conspecific. Phytotaxa 372(1): 22-34, 10 figs, 1 table.

Titlyanov E.A., Titlyanova T.V. & Belous O.S. (2016). Useful marine plants of the Asia-Pacific Region countries. pp. 1-348, Many col. photo. Vladivostok: Dalnauka. [in Russian and English]

Zemke-White, W.L. & Ohno, M. (1999). World seaweed utilisation: an end-of-century summary. Journal of Applied Phycology 11: 369-376.

Created: 19 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 11 October 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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Dumilag, R.V. (2018). Betaphycus gelatinus and B. philippinensis (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) are conspecific. Phytotaxa 372(1): 22-34, 10 figs, 1 table.

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