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The Genus Ceramium in South Africa

R. H. Simons
Bothalia | Vol 9, No 1 | a1588 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v9i1.1588 | © 1966 R. H. Simons | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 18 November 1966 | Published: 18 November 1966

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A revision of the genus Ceramium in South Africa has been undertaken. The morphology of the genus is discussed, and a key to the ten species which are recognised is provided. The following new taxa and new combinations are published:  Ceramium arenarium, C. papenfussianum C. diaphanum (Lightf.) Roth var. capense, —var. pulchellum (Kuetz.) (Hormoeeras pulchellum Kuetz.), C. centro- ceratiforme.

Ceramium capense Kuetz., which was transferred to  Microcladia by Papenfuss, is regarded as belonging to  Ceramium.


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