Byssus purpurea 1777
Rhodochorton purpureum (Lightfoot) Rosenvinge Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada
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Byssus purpurea Lightfoot 1777: 1000
Published in: Lightfoot, J. (1777). Flora scotica: or, a systematic arrangement, in the Linnaean method, of the native plants of Scotland and the Hebrides. Vol. II. pp. 545-1151 [1-24], pls 1-35. London: printed for B. White at Horace's Head, in Fleet-Street.
Publication date: October 1777
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Rhodochorton purpureum (Lightfoot) Rosenvinge
Type locality: ‘Upon the base of the Abbott MacKinnon’s tomb in the ruined Abbey at Y-Columb-Kill’ Type: Probably destroyed (Conway & Knaggs, 1966) Notes: The Abbott MacKinnon’s tomb has now been enclosed and no trace of the original population remains (fide David Fewer).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), purple (Stearn 1985).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Rosenvinge, L.K. (1900). Note sur une Floridée aérienne (Rhodochorton islandicum nov. sp.). Botanisk Tidsskrift 23(1): 61-81.
Garbary, D.J. (1987). The Acrochaetiaceae (Rhodophyta): an annotated bibliography. Bibliotheca Phycologica 77: 1-267, 2 tables.
Harper, J.T. & Saunders, G.W. (2002). A re-classification of the Acrochaetiales based on molecular and morphological data, and establishment of the Colaconematales, ord. nov.. British Phycological Journal 37: 463-475.
Created: 27 September 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 01 February 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 15 May 2021.