Alaria pinnatifida Harvey 1860

Undaria pinnatifida (Harvey) Suringar

Current name: Undaria pinnatifida (Harvey) Suringar
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Publication Details
Alaria pinnatifida Harvey 1860: 329

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1860). Characters of new algae, chiefly from Japan and adjacent regions, collected by Charles Wright in the North Pacific Exploring Expedition under Captain James Rodgers. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 4: 327-335.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Alaria is Alaria esculenta (Linnaeus) Greville.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Undaria pinnatifida (Harvey) Suringar.

Type Information
Type locality: "Simoda, Japan." [Shimoda, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.]; (Harvey 1860: 329) Type: TCD; (Lee & Yoon 1998: 429) Notes: Collector: Wright (INA).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), pinnately cleft (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 29 October 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 27 February 2018

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 27 February 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 27 February 2024

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