Capillaria tenuissima ( )
Capillaria tenuissima (Withering) Stackhouse 1809: 87
Published in: Stackhouse, J. (1809). Tentamen marino-cryptogamicum, ordinem novum; in genera et species distributum, in Classe XXIVta Linnaei sistens. Mémoires de la Société Imperiale des Naturalistes de Moscou 2: -97.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Chondria capillaris (Hudson) M.J.Wynne
Fucus tenuissimus Withering
Syntype localities: "On the Southern coasts, near Christ Church Hants. At Weymouth. Near Margate. Summer." (Withering 1796: 117). Lectotype: BM (Gordon-Mills 1987: 238). Notes: Gordon-Mills (1987:238) effective lectotypified this name with a specimen in BM annotated "The Lookout" Weymouth, Dorset, England, collected by Samuel Goodenough. Gordon-Mills used the term "Holotype" on p. 238 but also on the same page says "accepted as the type...".
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), very fine (Lewis & Short 1890).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Wynne, M.J. (1991). A change in the name of the type of Chondria C. Agardh (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta). Taxon 40: 316-318.
Created: 03 April 2010 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 03 April 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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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 22 March 2019.