Phyllona amethystea (Kützing)
Phyllona amethystea (Kützing) Kuntze 1891: 910
Published in: Kuntze, O. (1891). Revisio generum plantarum. Pars II. pp. 375-1011. Leipzig, London, Milano, New York, Paris: Arthur Felix, Dulau & Co., U. Hoepli, Gust. A. Schechert, Charles Klincksierck.
The type species (holotype) of the genus Phyllona is .
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Porphyra purpurea (Roth) C.Agardh
Porphyra amethystea Kützing
Type locality: Ireland (Kützing 1843: 383). Lectotype: Shuttleworth; 1831; rocks in intertidal. L (Brodie & Irvine 2003: 130). Notes: Shuttleworth is known to have been in Renvyl, Co. Galway in 1831 and 1832 (Dictionary of National Biography, vol. 18, p. 176). He appears to have sent several Irish specimens to Kützing. DNA from the lectotype in L indicates that this entity is synonymous with Porphyra purpurea (Brodie & Irvine, 2003: 130). The material was collected from rock at Crump Island, Renvyle in 1831.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), amethyst, violet, also applied to the colour range between purple and violet (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. I. pp. [i]-xxxxviii, 1-762. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.
Created: 16 May 2001 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 23 March 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 14 December 2018.