Rhipilia tomentosa Kützing 1858
Rhipilia tomentosa Kützing 1858: 12, pl. 28: fig. 1
Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1858). Tabulae phycologicae; oder, Abbildungen der Tange. Vol. VIII pp. i-ii, 1-48, 100 plates. Nordhausen: Gedruckt auf kosten des Verfassers (in commission bei W. Köhne).
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Rhipilia.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Type locality: Antigua, Antilles, West Indies (Millar & Kraft 2001: 25). Lectotype: MEL 14088 (the illustration in Kützing 1858, pl. 281 being a mirror image) (Millar & Kraft 2001: 25). Notes: 13 isolectotype specimens.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), tomentose, i.e., thickly and evenly covered with short more or less adpressed curled or curved matted hairs (Stearn 1973).
This is a marine species.
Dawes, C.J. & Mathieson, A.C. (2008). The seaweeds of Florida. pp. [i]- viii, -591, , pls I-LI. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.
Lam, D.W. & Zechman, F.W. (2006). Phylogenetic analyses of the Bryopsidales (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta) based on RUBISCO large subunit gene sequences. Journal of Phycology 42: 669-678.
Millar, A.J.K. & Kraft, G.T. (2001). Monograph of the green macroalgal genus Rhipilia (Udoteaceae, Halimedales), with a description of R. crassa sp. nov. from Australia and the Philippines. Phycologia 40: 21-34.
Suárez, A.M., Martínez-Daranas, B. & Alfonso, Y. (2015). Macroalgas marinas de Cuba. pp. -264, 229 figs. La Habana [Havana]: UH [Universidad de La Habana] Editorial.
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