Pachymenia cornea (Kützing)
Pachymenia cornea (Kützing) Chiang Kenton-on-Sea, Eastern Cape, South Africa in July 2009
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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..
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Iridaea cornea Kützing
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).
Iridaea cornea Kützing 1867
Cyrtymenia cornea (Kützing) F.Schmitz 1897
Phyllymenia cornea (Kützing) Setchell & N.L.Gardner 1936
Pachymenia rugosa Holmes 1894
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))
This is a marine species.
Created: 31 December 1997 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 17 June 2010 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 21 April 2019.