Echinocaulon Kützing, 1843, nom. illeg.
Lectotype species: Echinocaulon rigidum (M.Vahl) Kützing
Currently accepted name for the type species: Gelidiella acerosa (Forsskål) Feldmann & Hamel
Original publication:Kützing, F.T. (1843). Phycologia generalis oder Anatomie, Physiologie und Systemkunde der Tange. Mit 80 farbig gedruckten Tafeln, gezeichnet und gravirt vom Verfasser. pp. [part 1]: [i]-xxxii, -142, [part 2:] 143-458, 1, err.], pls 1-80. Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus.
Taxonomic status: currently regarded as a synonym of Gelidiella.
Illegitimate: later homonym of Echinocaulon (Meisner) Spach, 1841. - (5 Apr 2010) - M.D. Guiry
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Created: 28 December 2000 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 18 October 2019.