Phyllophora lactuca Greville 1830: lvi (as 'Phyllophora ? lactuca' )
Published in: Greville, R.K. (1830). Algae britannicae, or descriptions of the marine and other inarticulated plants of the British islands, belonging to the order Algae; with plates illustrative of the genera. pp. [i*-iii*], [i]-lxxxviii, -218, pl. 1-19. Edinburgh & London: McLachlan & Stewart; Baldwin & Cradock.
Publication date: Feb.-March 1830
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Cryptonemia palmetta (S.G.Gmelin) Woelkering, G.Furnari, Cormaci & J.McNeill
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), lettuce (Lewis & Short 1890).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
See Woelkerling et al. (2019: 5): "Intended as a new combination but superfluous and illegitimate (Art. 52.1). Greville (1830: lvi) cited the superfluous Sphaerococcus lactuca C.Agardh (1822: 231, as Ag. p. 211) (see entry above) and the legitimate Fucus palmetta S.G.Gmelin (1768: 183, pl. XXII, fig. 3, pl. XXIII) (as 'Gmel. t. 22, 2') (see entry above) as synonyms. The type of P. lactuca and of S. lactuca is the same as the type of F. palmetta (Woelkerling et al. 2019), and because the older epithet palmetta was available for use in Phyllophora in 1830, it should have been adopted." - (6 Sep 2019) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Source of current name
Woelkerling, W.J., Furnari, G., Cormaci, M. & McNeill, J. (2019). Nomenclatural re-assessments of the typification of Cryptonemia (Halymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) and the correct name of its type species . Notulae Algarum 113: 1-8, no figs.
Created: 13 March 2006 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 06 September 2019 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 20 February 2020.