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Chondria tenuissima (Withering) C.Agardh, nom. illeg.

Publication details
Chondria tenuissima (Withering) C.Agardh 1817: xviii, nom. illeg. (as 'Tenuissima' )

Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1817). Synopsis algarum Scandinaviae, adjecta dispositione universali algarum. pp. [i]-xl, [1]-135. Lundae [Lund]: Ex officina Berlingiana.
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Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Chondria.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Chondria capillaris (Hudson) M.J.Wynne

Basionym
Fucus tenuissimus Withering

Type information
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).

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

Distributional notes
Early records of C. tenuissima from Australia are of uncertain taxonomic identity (Womersley 2003: 423). - (13 Feb 2009) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

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.

Key references
Guiry, M.D. (1997). Benthic red, brown and green algae. In: The Species Directory of the Marine Fauna and Flora of the British Isles and Surrounding Seas. (Howson, C.M. & Picton, B.E. Eds), pp. 341-367. Belfast & Ross-on-Wye: Ulster Museum & Marine Conservation Society.

Womersley, H.B.S. (2003). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIID Ceramiales - Delesseriaceae, Sarcomeniaceae, Rhodomelaceae. pp. [1]-533. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & State Herbarium of South Australia.

Wynne, M.J. (1991). A change in the name of the type of Chondria C. Agardh (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta). Taxon 40: 316-318.

Xia Bangmei [Xia, B.-M.] (2011). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum Tomus II Rhodophyta No. VII Ceramiales Rhodomelaceae. pp. [i]-xxi, 1-212, pls I-XIII. Beijing: Science Press.

Yin, M.Y., Hu, X.Y. & Tseng, C.K. (2007). Filament formation and differentiation in seven species of red algae. Botanica Marina 50(2): 113-118.

Zinova, A.D. (1967). Opredelitel zelenikh, burikh i krasnich odoroslei juzhnikh morei SSSR [Guide to the green, brown and red algae of the southern seas of USSR]. pp. 1-398. Moscow, Leningrad: Academia Nauk. [in Russian]

Created: 17 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 03 April 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Cammalleri, I., Colonna, P., Drago, D. & Sortino, M. (1989). Fitoecologia e possibilità di utilizzazione merceologica di due specie algali della costa della Sicilia (Chondria tenuissima C. Agardh e Gracilaria sp.). In: Alghe e loro utilizzazione. (C.C.I.A.A.-Lecce, U.D.S.D.L. Eds), pp. 141-148. Lecce: Camera di Commercio Industria Artigiantoe Agricoltura; Università Degli Studi.
De Valéra, M. (1975). Contrasting features of apical growth in Chondria dasyphylla and C. tenuissima. British Phycological Journal 10: 314.
Gordon-Mills, E. (1987). Morphology and taxonomy of Chondria tenuissima and Chondria dasyphylla (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta) from European waters. British Phycological Journal 22: 237-255.
Stefanov, K., Seizova, K., Elenkov, I., Kuleva, L., Popov, S. & Dimitrova-Konaklieva, S. (1994). Lipid composition of the red alga Chondria tenuissima (Good. et Wood.) Ag., inhabiting waters with different salinities. Botanica Marina 37: 445-447, 2 tables.
Tsekos, I. & Schnepf, E. (1985). Ultrastructure of the early stages of carposporophyte development in the red alga Chondria tenuissima (Rhodomelaceae, Ceramiales). Plant Systematics and Evolution 151: 1-18.
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.
Tsekos, I. (1985). The endomembrane system of differentiating carposporangia in the red alga Chondria tenuissima: occurrence and participation in secretion of polysaccharide and proteinaceous substances. Protoplasma 129: 127-136.
Tsekos, I., Schnepf, E. & Makrantonakis, A. (1985). The ultrastructure of tetrasporogenesis in the marine red alga Chondria tenuissima (Good. et Woodw.) (Ceramiales, Rhodomelaceae). Annals of Botany 55: 607-619.
Tözün, B. (1974). Nuclear division in the red algae Chondria nidifica and Chondria tenuissima. British Phycological Journal 9: 363-370, 24 figs.

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