Acrochaetium americana (C.-C. )
Acrochaetium americana (C.-C.Jao) Papenfuss 1945: 312
Published in: Papenfuss, G.F. (1945). Review of the Acrochaetium-Rhodochorton complex of the red algae. University of California Publications in Botany 18: 229-334.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Colaconema americanum C.-C.Jao
Colaconema americanum C.-C.Jao
Type locality: Gay Head, Marthas Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 95).17 July 1934; Found very abundantly in Asparagopsis hamifera (Hariot) Okamura. (Jao 1936: 229). Notes: Type in C.-C. Jao collections and Herb. Univ. Mich., Woods Hole No. 272.
Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), of or pertaining to America.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Woelkerling (1973: 588) suggested that this species is probably conspecific with Colaconema minimum (Collins) Woelkerling. South & Tittley (1986) also attempted to make the combination Audouinella americana.
This is a marine species.
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Source of current name
Jao, C.-C. (1936). New Rhodophyceae from Woods Hole. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 63: 237-257, pls 10-13.
Created: 28 July 1996 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 01 August 2017 by M.D. Guiry
Accesses: This record has been accessed by users 359 times since it was created.
Verification of data
Users are responsible for verifying the accuracy of information before use, as noted on the website Content page.
Linking to this page: http://www.algaebase.org/search/species/detail/?species_id=585
Cite this record as:
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 25 April 2019.