Byssus purpurea Lightfoot 1777
Rhodochorton purpureum (Lightfoot) Rosenvinge
Shore Acres State Park (Simpson Cove) in Coos Co. Oregon - 26 February 2011. Wendell Wood (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Byssus is Byssus jolithus Linnaeus.
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 ruin'd abbey at J-Columb-Kill"; (Index Nominum Algarum) 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 1973).
This is a marine species.
Created: 27 September 1998 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 18 October 2022
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 18 October 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 24 March 2023