Acrochaetium obscurum ( )
Acrochaetium obscurum (Drew) Papenfuss 1945: 316
Published in: Hollenberg, G.J. & Abbott, I.A. (1966). Supplement to Smith's marine algae of the Monterey Peninsula. pp. [i]-ix [xii], -130, 53 figs. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Audouinella coccinea (K.M.Drew) Garbary, G.I.Hansen & Scagel
Rhodochorton obscurum K.M.Drew
Type locality: Fort Point, San Francisco; Duxbury Reef, Marin County; Pillar Point, San Mateo County, California (Drew 1928: 193). Type: Gardner, no. 4229; on the stipe of Laminaria Sinclairii. Herb. Univ. Calif 294548 (Drew 1928: 193).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), dark, shady, indisctinct (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
See Silva (1979: 316).
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Garbary, D.J. (1987). The Acrochaetiaceae (Rhodophyta): an annotated bibliography. Bibliotheca Phycologica 77: 1-267, 2 tables.
Created: 15 February 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 05 October 2007 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 22 August 2019.