Gigartina tenuissima ( ) J.V.
Gigartina tenuissima (Withering) J.V.Lamouroux 1813: 136 
Published in: Lamouroux, J.V.F. (1813). Essai sur les genres de la famille des thalassiophytes non articulées. Annales du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris 20: 21-47, 115-139, 267-293, pls 7-13.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Chondria capillaris (Hudson) M.J.Wynne
Fucus tenuissimus Withering
Syntype localities: "On the Southern coasts, near Christ Church Hants. At Weymouth. Near Margate. Summer." (Withering 1796: 117). Lectotype: BM (Gordon-Mills 1987: 238). Notes: Gordon-Mills (1987:238) effective lectotypified this name with a specimen in BM annotated "The Lookout" Weymouth, Dorset, England, collected by Samuel Goodenough. Gordon-Mills used the term "Holotype" on p. 238 but also on the same page says "accepted as the type...".
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), very fine (Lewis & Short 1890).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Wynne, M.J. (1991). A change in the name of the type of Chondria C. Agardh (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta). Taxon 40: 316-318.
Lamouroux, J.V.F. (1813). Essai sur les genres de la famille des Thalassiophytes non articulées. pp. 1-84, 7 Plates. Paris: C. Dufour.
Created: 13 March 2006 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 03 April 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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Tsekos, I. & Schnepf, E. (1991). Acid phosphatase activity during spore differentiation of the red algae Gigartina teedii and Chondria tenuissima. Plant Syst Evol 176(1-2): 35-51.
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