Nitophyllum reptans P. & H.
Nitophyllum reptans P.Crouan & H.Crouan 1851: 365
Published in: Crouan, P.L. & Crouan, H.M. (1851). Études microscopiques sur quelques algues nouvelles ou peu connues constituant un genre nouveau. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Botanique, Troisième série 15: 359-366, pls 16, 17.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Cryptopleura ramosa (Hudson) L.Newton
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), creeping, prostrate and rooting; arching and then rooting (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Wynne (1989) regarded this entity as a protrate form of Cryptopleura ramosa (see also Maggs & Hommersand, 1993: 254-255); many literature records refer, however, to Acrosorium venulosum.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Brest, Finistère, France (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 895).
Source of current name
Wynne, M.J. (1989). Towards the resolution of taxonomic and nomenclatural problems concerning the typification of Acrosorium uncinatum (Delesseriaceae: Rhodophyta). British Phycological Journal 24: 245-252, 18 figs.
Zanardini, G. (1874). Scelta di ficee nuove o piu rare del mare Adriatico. Memorie del Reale Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti 18(1): -286, pls XCVII-CIV.
Created: 20 February 1999 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 May 2019.