Himanthalia, 1819: xxix, 36
Holotype species: Himanthalia lorea (Linnaeus) Lyngbye
Currently accepted name for the type species: Himanthalia elongata (Linnaeus) S.F.Gray
Original publication:Lyngbye, H.C. (1819). Tentamen hydrophytologiae danicae continens omnia hydrophyta cryptogama Daniae, Holsatiae, Faeroae, Islandiae, Groenlandiae hucusque cognita, systematice disposita, descripta et iconibus illustrata, adjectis simul speciebus norvegicis. pp. [i]-xxxii, -248, 70 pls. Hafniae [Copenhagen]: typis Schultzianis, in commissis Librariae Gyldendaliae.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Numbers of names and species: There are 6 species (and infraspecific) names in the database at present, of which 1 has been flagged as currently accepted taxonomically.
Names: ('C' indicates a name that is currently accepted taxonomically; 'S' a homotypic or heterotypic synonym; 'U' indicates a name of uncertain taxonomic status, but which has been subjected to some verification nomenclaturally; 'P' indicates a preliminary AlgaeBase entry that has not been subjected to any kind of verification. For more information on a species click on it to activate a link to the Species database):
Himanthalia australis (Sonder) Sonder S
Himanthalia durvillei Bory de Saint-Vincent C
Himanthalia elongata (Linnaeus) S.F.Gray C
Himanthalia elongata var. ß inequalis S.F.Gray S
Himanthalia gladiata (Labillardière) Kützing S
Himanthalia lorea (Linnaeus) Lyngbye S - type
Linking to this page: http://www.algaebase.org/search/genus/detail/?genus_id=37379
Cite this record as:
Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2013. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 June 2013.
Algaebase taxon LSID: urn:lsid:algaebase.org:taxname:8032