Acrochaetium elegans (K.M. )
Acrochaetium elegans (K.M.Drew) Papenfuss 1945: 181
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 elegans (K.M.Drew) I.-K.Hwang & H.-S.Kim
Rhodochorton elegans K.M.Drew
Type locality: La Jolla, California (Drew 1928: 181). Type: Drew, no. 418; December 1920; parasitic in the stipe of Eisenia arborea. Herb, Univ. Calif. 294555 (Drew 1928: 181).
Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), elegant (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Abbott & Hollenberg (1976: 315) list this species in synonymy with Acrochaetium pacificum Kylin (Garbary, 1987: 66)
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Hwang, I.-K. & Kim, H.-S. (2011). Algal flora of Korea. Volume 4, Number 2. Rhodophyta: Florideophyceae, Nemaliophycidae: Acrochaetiales, Colaconematales, Palmariales, Nemaliales. Nemalian red algae. pp. [1-6], 1-111, figs 1-66. Incheon: National Institute of Biological Resources.
Created: 17 June 2003 by Elizabeth Moran
Verified by: 08 February 2012 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 16 November 2018.