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Byssus purpurea Lightfoot

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Ulvophyceae
Order Trentepohliales
Family Trentepohliaceae
Genus Byssus

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Byssus purpurea Lightfoot
Spiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland; turf. 19 Mar 2018. M.D. Guiry. © M.D. Guiry.

Byssus purpurea Lightfoot
Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2016. 24 Dec 2016. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Byssus purpurea Lightfoot
Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2016. 24 Dec 2016. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Byssus purpurea Lightfoot
upper intertidal, North of Galicia, Spain, 2014. Ignacio Barbara. © Ignacio Barbara.

Byssus purpurea Lightfoot
upper intertidal, North of Galicia, Spain, 2014. Ignacio Barbara. © Ignacio Barbara.

Byssus purpurea Lightfoot
upper intertidal, North of Galicia, Spain, 2014. Ignacio Barbara. © Ignacio Barbara.

Byssus purpurea Lightfoot
upper intertidal, North of Galicia, Spain, 2014. Ignacio Barbara. © Ignacio Barbara.

Byssus purpurea Lightfoot
North of Portugal, 2006. 09 Dec 2011. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Byssus purpurea Lightfoot
Brittany, France, 2011. 09 Dec 2011. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Byssus purpurea Lightfoot
Finavarra, Co. Clare, Ireland. 17 May 2011. M.D. Guiry. © M.D. Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

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Helminthocladia gracilis N.L.Gardner

Rhodochorton purpureum (Lightfoot) Rosenvinge Northern California
© Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org)

Publication details
Byssus purpurea Lightfoot 1777: 1000

Published in: Lightfoot, J. (1777). Flora scotica: or, a systematic arrangement, in the Linnaean method, of the native plants of Scotland and the Hebrides. Vol. II. pp. 545-1151 [1-24], pls 1-35. London: printed for B. White at Horace's Head, in Fleet-Street.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Byssus is Byssus jolithus Linnaeus.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Rhodochorton purpureum (Lightfoot) Rosenvinge

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), purple (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: ‘Upon the base of the Abbott MacKinnon’s tomb in the ruined Abbey at Y-Columb-Kill’ Type: Probably destroyed (Conway & Knaggs, 1966) Notes: The Abbott MacKinnon’s tomb has now been enclosed and no trace of the original population remains (fide David Fewer).

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Source of current name
Rosenvinge, L.K. (1900). Note sur une Floridée aérienne (Rhodochorton islandicum nov. sp.). Botanisk Tidsskrift 23(1): 61-81.

Key references
Garbary, D.J. (1987). The Acrochaetiaceae (Rhodophyta): an annotated bibliography. Bibliotheca Phycologica 77: 1-267, 2 tables.

Harper, J.T. & Saunders, G.W. (2002). A re-classification of the Acrochaetiales based on molecular and morphological data, and establishment of the Colaconematales, ord. nov.. British Phycological Journal 37: 463-475.

Created: 27 September 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 01 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 18 July 2019.

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