Wigghia W.H., 1838, nom. illeg.
Holotype species: Wigghia elegans W.H.Harvey
Currently accepted name for the type species: Naccaria wiggii (Turner) Endlicher ex J.Agardh
Original publication and holotype designation: Harvey, W.H. (1838). The genera of South African plants, arranged according to the natural system. pp. [i]-lxvi, [i]-429. Cape Town: A. S. Robertson, 21, Heeregracht.
Taxonomic status: currently regarded as a synonym of Naccaria.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Schneider, C.W. & Wynne, M.J. (2007). A synoptic review of the classification of red algal genera a half a century after Kylin's "Die Gattungen der Rhodophyceen". Botanica Marina 50: 197-249.
ING: Superfluous substitute name for Chaetospora C. A. Agardh 1824, non R. Brown 1810. ""Chaetophora of Agardh, founded on the beautiful Fucus Wiggii [sic] Turn. must, I presume, yield to this [Chaetospora R.Brown, 1810, Cyperaceae]. It might be appropriately called Wigghia elegans [sic]." (Harvey 1838: 366, adnot.). Naccaria elegans (Turner) Endlichter was introduced in 1836. - (3 Nov 2017) - M.D. Guiry
Numbers of names and species: There is only one species or infraspecific name in the database at present.
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Created: 01 January 2004 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 03 November 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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