Martensia elegans Hering 1841

Martensia elegans Hering

Current name: Martensia elegans Hering
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Publication Details
Martensia elegans Hering 1841: 92

Published in: Hering, [K.] (1841). Diagnoses algarum novarum a cl. Dre. Ferdinand Krauss in Africa Australi lectarum. Annals and Magazine of Natural History [Series 1] 8: 90-92.

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Type Species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Martensia.

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

Type Information
Type locality: Port Natal [Durban, South Africa]; (Hering 1841: 92) Lectotype: Ferdinand Krauss; HBG; (Lipkin & Silva 2002: 31) Notes: Papenfuss selected a female plant on mica as the Lectotype (Lipkin & Silva, 2002: 31). Lin et al. (2009: 679) give the following data: Lectotype: a cystocarpic plant at BM in the lower left-hand corner on a paper cutout containing six plants carrying the number N. 272 (lower right , barcode BM 000774894) on a herbarium sheet containing a collection referred to by Hering (1841: 92) "as the number prefixed to this species in Dr. Krauss's Fasciculi of Natal Secimens that were forwarded to the Botanical Society of London where they may be consulted on application" (Art.9.2, Vienna Code); Isotypes; the five other plants on the sheet labeled N. 272 (barcode BM 000774894) that contains the lectotype (Art. 9.10, Vienna code).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective B (Latin), elegant (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 26 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 11 May 2015

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 11 May 2015. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 24 May 2024

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