Haliptilon virgatum ( ) & H.W.
Haliptilon virgatum (Zanardini) Garbary & H.W.Johansen 1982: 212 (as 'virgata' )
Published in: Garbary, D.J. & Johansen, H.W. (1982). Scanning electron microscopy of Corallina and Haliptilon (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta): surface features and their taxonomic implications. Journal of Phycology 18: 211-219, 13 figs.
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Haliptilon is Haliptilon cuvieri (J.V.Lamouroux) H.W.Johansen & P.C.Silva.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Jania virgata (Zanardini) Montagne
Corallina virgata Zanardini
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), twiggy, long and slender or streaked, rod-like (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
John et al. (2004) cite Corallina lobata J.V. Lamour. and Jania granifera Decne. as synonyms of this species. Treated as taxonomically valid by Athanasiadis (2016: 343).
Guiry (1997) note that reports from the British Isles, as Corallina granifera, are incorrect, and refers to Irvine & Chamberlain, (1994). Northern limit is probably Portugal.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Kim, J.H., Guiry, M.D., Oak, J.H., Choi, D.-S., Kang, S.-H., Chung, H. & Choi, H.-G. (2007). Phylogenetic relationships within the tribe Janieae (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) based on molecular and morphological data: a reappraisal of Jania. Journal of Phycology 43: 1310-1319.
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. I. pp. [i]-xxxxviii, 1-762. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.
Bressan, G. & Babbini, L. (2003). Biodiversità marina delle coste Italiane: Corallinales del Mar Mediterraneo: guida all deteminazione. Biologia Marina Mediterranea 10(Suppl. 2): 1-237.
Rodríguez-Prieto, C., Ballesteros, E., Boisset, F. & Afonso-Carrillo, J. (2013). Guía de las macroalgas y fanerógamas marinas del Mediterráneo occidental. pp. -656. Barcelona: Ediciones Omega, S.A..
Serio, D., Alongi, G., Catra, M., Cormaci, M. & Furnari, G. (2006). Changes in the benthic algal flora of Linosa Island (Straits of Sicily, Mediterranean Sea). Botanica Marina 49: 135-144.
Created: 09 September 1996 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 03 February 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 March 2019.