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Iridophycus Setchell & N.L.Gardner, 1936

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gigartinales
Family Gigartinaceae

Holotype species: Iridaea capensis J.Agardh

Currently accepted name for the type species: Mazzaella capensis (J.Agardh) Fredericq

Original publication and holotype designation: Setchell, W.A. & Gardner, N.L. (1936). Iridophycus gen. nov. and its representation in South America. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America 22: 469-473.

Taxonomic status: currently regarded as a synonym of Mazzaella.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Hommersand, M.H., Guiry, M.D., Fredericq, S. & Leister, G.L. (1993). New perspectives in the taxonomy of the Gigartinaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta). Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 14: 105-120, 41 figs.

Numbers of names and species: There are 32 species names in the database at present, of which 1 has been flagged as accepted taxonomically on the basis of the listed literature under the species name. In some instances, opinions on taxonomic validity differ from author to author and users are encouraged to form their own opinion. AlgaeBase is a work in progress and should not be regarded as a definitive source only as a guide to the literature..

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Created: 28 December 2000 by M.D. Guiry

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