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Dilophus radicans Okamura

Publication details
Dilophus radicans Okamura 1916: 7, pl. 1: figs 1-6, text figs 1, 2

Published in: Okamura, K. (1916). List of marine algae collected in Caroline and Mariana Islands, 1915. Botanical Magazine, Tokyo 30: 1-14, 9 figs, Plate I.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Dilophus is Dilophus gunnianus J.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Padina boryana Thivy

Origin of species name
Participle (Latin), rooting, putting forth aerial roots (Stearn 1973).

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

Taxonomic notes
Dilophus is subsumed under Dictyota by De Clerck (1999) but the single species reported from Fiji has yet to be assigned to Dictyota, pending further study (South & Skelton, 2003). De Clerck (2003) notes that according to Fan (1953:12-13) D. radicans represents the Vaughaniella-stage of Padina commersonii Bory de Saint-Vincent.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Pohnpei (Ponape), Caroline Islands (South & Skelton 2003: 715). Type: SAP (De Clerck 2003: 187).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Dilophus radicans Okamura)
Asia: China (Luan Rixiao et al. 2013), Japan (Okamura 1936), Taiwan (Lewis & Norris 1987, Shao 2003-2014, Anon. 2012).

Pacific Islands: Federated States of Micronesia (Lobban & Tsuda 2003, Lobban & Tsuda 2003), Fiji (N'Yeurt, South & Keats 1996, South & Skelton 2003).

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.

Key references
Luan Rixiao, Ding Lanping, Lu Baoren & Tseng, C.K. (2013). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum Tomus III Phaeophyta No. I(1) Ectocarpales Ralfsiales Sphaceariales Dictyotales. pp. [i]-xxii, 1-195, pls I-XXII. Beijing: Science Press.

Created: 30 March 1998 by M.D. Guiry

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Fan, K.-C. (1953). The identity of Dilophus radicans Okamura. Reports Laboratory of Hydrobiology University of Taiwan No. 6: 12-13.

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