Herpophyllum J., 1894
Holotype species: Herpophyllum australe J.Agardh
Original publication and holotype designation: Agardh, J.G. (1894). Analecta algologica. Continuatio II. Acta Universitatis Lundensis Afd. 2 30(7): 1-99, 1 plate.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
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.
Herpophyllon Farlow (1902: 97), which 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
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Created: 28 December 2000 by M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 May 2019.