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Pachymenia cornea (Kützing) Chiang

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Halymeniales
Family Halymeniaceae
Genus Pachymenia

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Pachymenia cornea (Kützing) Chiang
Kenton-on-Sea, Eastern Cape, South Africa in July 2009. 01 Jun 2009. Robert Anderson. © Robert Anderson (Robert.Anderson@uct.ac.za).

Pachymenia cornea (Kützing) Chiang
Falae Bay, South Africa; with Caulerpa holmesiana. 01 Jan 0001. Robert Anderson. © Robert Anderson (Robert.Anderson@uct.ac.za).

 

Chantransia virgatula f. secundata (Lyngbye) Rosenvinge

Pachymenia cornea (Kützing) Chiang Kenton-on-Sea, Eastern Cape, South Africa in July 2009
© Robert Anderson (Robert.Anderson@uct.ac.za)

Publication details
Pachymenia cornea (Kützing) Chiang 1970: 22, fig. 8

Published in: Chiang, Y.M. (1970). Morphological studies of red algae of the family Cryptonemiaceae. University of California Publications in Botany 58: vi + 95, 34 figs, 10 pl..

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Pachymenia is Pachymenia carnosa (J.Agardh) J.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Iridaea cornea Kützing

Type information
Type locality: Cape Agulhas, Cape Province, South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 202).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), horny, hard and close-textured but not brittle (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Iridaea cornea Kützing 1867
Cyrtymenia cornea (Kützing) F.Schmitz 1897
Phyllymenia cornea (Kützing) Setchell & N.L.Gardner 1936

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Pachymenia rugosa Holmes 1894

Taxonomic notes
According to Schmitz (1896: 13-14), the name Iridaea carnosa has been misapplied to this species by Hohenacker (1854: no. 175; Hohenacker (1860: no. 372 (in part; see also Pachymenia carnosa); the name Pachymenia carnosa has been misapplied to this species by Barton (1893: 139 (Cape Agulhas records, in part; see also Pachymenia carnosa))

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 November 2018.

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