Audouinella purpurea ( ) 1973
Rhodochorton purpureum (Lightfoot) Rosenvinge Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada
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Audouinella purpurea (Lightfoot) Woelkerling 1973: 536
Published in: Woelkerling, W.J. (1973). The morphology and systematics of the Audouinella complex (Acrochaetiaceae, Rhodophyta) in northeastern United States. Rhodora 75: 529-621, 83 figs.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Rhodochorton purpureum (Lightfoot) Rosenvinge
Byssus purpurea Lightfoot
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.
Atlantic Islands: Canary Islands (Price, John & Lawson 1986).
Europe: Britain (Dixon & Irvine 1977, Guiry 1997), Faroe Islands (Irvine 1982), France (Dizerbo & Herpe 2007), Germany (Ludwig & Schnittler 1996), Greece (Athanasiadis 1987), Ireland (Dixon & Irvine 1977, Guiry 1978, Morton 1994), Italy (Furnari, Cormaci & Serio 1999, Furnari & al. 2003, Furnari & al. 2003, Furnari & al. 2003, Báez et al 2005a), Norway (Rueness 1997, Brattegard & Holte 2001), Spain (Gallardo & al. 1985), Spitsbergen (Vinogradova 1995).
North America: Alaska (Scagel & al. 1989), British Columbia (Scagel & al. 1989), California (Scagel & al. 1989), Connecticut (Schneider et al. 1979), Maine (Mathieson & al. 2001), New Hampshire (Mathieson & Hehre 1986), Oregon (Hansen 1997), Washington (Scagel & al. 1989).
Africa: Mauritania (Price, John & Lawson 1986).
Antarctic and Antarctic islands: Ant./Subantarctic and islands (Wiencke & Clayton 2002).
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: 28 March 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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Boney, A.D. (1980). Mineral deposition and stratification in tufted growths of Audouinella purpurea (Lightf.) Woelkerling. Annals of Botany 45: 713-715.
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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 18 June 2021.