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Sphaerococcus divaricatus C.Agardh, nom. illeg.

Publication details
Sphaerococcus divaricatus C.Agardh 1827: 645, nom. illeg.

Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1827). Neue Gattungen und Arten von Algen. Flora 10(41): 641-646.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Sphaerococcus is Sphaerococcus coronopifolius Stackhouse.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Hypnea musciformis (Wulfen) J.V.Lamouroux

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), divaricate, spreading at a wide angle (Stearn 1973).

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

Nomenclatural notes
Illegitimate: later homonym of Sphaerococcus divaricatus C.Agardh, 1817. Rgarding problems concerning this name and Hypnea rissoana, see note in Furnari et al. (1999: 42).

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Syntype localities: Ad Tergestum, praecipue in salinis, ad Venetiam [Trieste and Venice] (Agardh 1827: 645).

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