Holotype species: Herpophyllon coalescens Farlow
Currently accepted name for the type species: Halichrysis coalescens (Farlow) R.E.Norris & A.J.K.Millar
Original publication and holotype designation: Farlow, W.G. (1902). Algae. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 38: 89-99.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Kylin, H. (1956). Die Gattungen der Rhodophyceen. pp. i-xv, 1-673, 458 figs. Lund: C.W.K. Gleerups.
Herpophyllon Farlow (1902: 97) is treated as a homonym (see Art. 53.3) of Herpophyllum, a name applied by J. Agardh (1894b: 62) to a genus of Rhodophyceae of uncertain position (Kylin, 1956: 558-559). - (7 Jul 2006) - Wendy Guiry
Numbers of names and species: There is only one species or infraspecific name in the database at present.
Names: ('C' indicates a name that is 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):
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Created: 07 January 2001 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 23 October 2011 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 20 September 2018.