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Dictyota dichotoma var. implexa (Desfontaines) S.F.Gray 1821

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Dictyotophycidae
Order Dictyotales
Family Dictyotaceae
Tribe Dictyoteae
Genus Dictyota


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Dictyota dichotoma var. implexa (Desfontaines) S.F.Gray
La Rhianna, Andalucia, Spain. 23 Jul 2013. Francis Bunker. © Francis Bunker (fbunker@marineseen.com).


Enteromorpha bulbosa f. novae-hollandiae V.J.Chapman

Dictyota implexa (Desfontaines) J.V.Lamouroux La Rhianna, Andalucia, Spain
© Francis Bunker (fbunker@marineseen.com)

Publication details
Dictyota dichotoma var. implexa (Desfontaines) S.F.Gray 1821: 341

Published in: Gray, S.F. (1821). A natural arrangement of British plants, according to their relations to each other, as pointed out by Jussieu, De Candolle, Brown, &c. including those cultivated for use; with an introduction to botany, in which the terms newly introduced are explained; illustrated by figures. pp. vol. 1: [i]-xxviii, [1]- 824, pls I-XXI plates. London: Printed for Baldwin, Cradock & Joy, Paternoster-Row.
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Publication date: 1 Nov. 1821

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Dictyota is Dictyota dichotoma (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Dictyota implexa (Desfontaines) J.V.Lamouroux

Fucus implexus Desfontaines

Type information
Type locality: Habitat in mare mediterraneo [Mediterranean Sea] (Desfontaines 1799: 423). Holotype: PC 0146187 (Tronholm et al. 2010: 1313, fig. 8A). Notes: Tronholm et al. (2010: 1313) select GENT FS 338 as epitype (fig. 8B) as epitype of Dictyota implexa (Desfontaines) Lamouroux.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), dichotomous, having divisions always in pairs (Stearn 1985).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
De Clerck (2003) notes that this combination is often erroneously attributed to J. Agardh.

Taxonomic notes
Synonymy (De Clerck (2003)) follows Papenfuss (1944: 338-339).

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Dictyota dichotoma var. implexa (Desfontaines) S.F.Gray)
Europe: Britain (Newton 1931), Channel Islands (Lyle 1920), France (Coppejans 1972), France (Breizh) (Feldmann 1954), Greece (Diannelidis 1953, Gerloff & Geissler 1974, Haritonidis & Tsekos 1976, Tsekos & Haritonidis 1977), Ireland (Cotton 1912, Morton 1994), Italy (Giaccone 1969, Feoli & Bressan 1972, Cinelli & al. 1976), Spain (Seoane-Camba 1965, Valenzuela & Pérez-Cirera 1982, Boisset & Barceló 1984).

Middle East: Turkey (Güner, Aysel, Sukatar & Öztürk 1985).

Source of current name
De Clerck, O. (2003). The genus Dictyota in the Indian Ocean. Opera Botanica Belgica 13: 1-205, 54 figs, 12 tables.

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Verified by: 16 August 2012 by M.D. Guiry

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