Aglaophyllum, 1839, nom. illeg.
Lectotype species: Nitophyllum punctatum (Stackhouse) Greville
Currently accepted name for the type species: Nitophyllum punctatum (Stackhouse) Greville
Original publication:Montagne, J.P.F.C. (1839). Plantae cellulares. In: Voyage dans 'Amérique Méridionale (le Brésil, la republique...) exécité pendant les années 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832 et 1833. Vol. 7: Botanique. Second partie. Florula Boliviensis stirpes novae et minus cognitae. (d'Orbigny, A. Eds), pp. 1-39. Paris:
Taxonomic status: currently regarded as a synonym of Nitophyllum.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Kylin, H. (1956). Die Gattungen der Rhodophyceen. pp. i-xv, 1-673, 458 figs. Lund: C.W.K. Gleerups.
Illegitimate: superfluous name for Nitophyllum Greville, 1830. Montagne (1839: 33, footnote) says: "Mot hybride qu'on ne saurait admettre, puisqu'il pèche contre les règles établies, et au lieu duquel je propose Aglaophyllum, dont la signification est la même." [Hybrid word we cannot accept, as it sins against the established rules, and instead which I propose Aglaophyllum, the meaning is the same]. Montagne was thus proposing a substitute name for Nitophyllum Greville (derived from Latin, nitor, brightness and Greek, phullon, a leaf) becasue he abhorred the mix of Latin and Greek. The substitute name has the same type (in this case the same lectotype as the substituted name). Such substitution is not permitted by Art. 51.1 (Melbourne Code). - (23 Nov 2014) - M.D. Guiry
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