Bostrychia, 1842, nom. et typ. cons.
Holotype species: Bostrychia scorpioides (Hudson) Montagne
Original publication and holotype designation: Montagne, J.F.C. (1842). Algae. In: Histoire physique, politique et naturelle de l'Ile de Cuba. Botanique-plantes cellulaires. (De La Sagra, R. Eds), pp. 1-104. Paris:
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Schneider, C.W. & Wynne, M.J. (2007). A synoptic review of the classification of red algal genera a half a century after Kylin's "Die Gattungen der Rhodophyceen". Botanica Marina 50: 197-249.
Both the name and the type has been conserved. - (26 Jan 2017) - M.D. Guiry
Numbers of names and species: There are 87 species names in the database at present, as well as 56 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 40 have 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..
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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Sheath, R.G. (2003). Red Algae. In: Freshwater Algae of North America, Ecology & Classification. (Wehr, J.D. & Sheath, R.G. Eds), pp. 197-224. San Diego: Academic Press.
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Created: 29 December 2000 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 19 October 2015 by M.D. Guiry
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