Codium fragile subsp. californicum (J. ) & J.Kelly 2007
Codium fragile subsp. californicum (J.Agardh) Maggs & J.Kelly Point Loma, Cabrillo National Monument, Calfornia
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Codium fragile subsp. californicum (J.Agardh) Maggs & J.Kelly in Brodie, Maggs & D.M. John 2007: 196, table 2
Published in: Brodie, J., Maggs, C.A. & John, D.M. (2007). Green seaweeds of Britain and Ireland. pp. [i-v], vi-xii, 1-242, 101 figs. London: British Phycological Society.
Publication date: December 2007
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Syntype localities: Sitka (Herb. Acad. Petrop.), California (Douglas! Mrs Bingham!) (Brodie & al. 2007: 196, table 2). Lectotype: Mrs Bingham; LD herb. alg. Agardh 15591 (Brodie & al. 2007: 196, table 2). Notes: Lectotype designated in herb. Agardh by Silva (fide Maggs in Brodie, Maggs & John 2007: 196, table 2, as "var. californicum")
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), fragile (Stearn 1985).
Codium mucronatum f. californicum J.Agardh 1887
Codium fragile var. californicum (J.Agardh) De Toni & Levi 1887
Professor G. Furnari comments (e-mail, 16 June 2009) "...the new combination Codium fragile ssp. californicum, should be attributed to Maggs et Kelly (authors of the treatment of the genus Codium, as reported in Brodie & al., 2007 at page ix). In fact, at page 196, while Maggs is clearly indicated as author of new subspecies, for Codium fragile ssp. californicum is simply reported (J. Agardh) comb. nov. In such a case the authors of the combination are the authors of the chapter, that is Maggs & Kelly." - (16 Jun 2009) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Gabrielson, P.W., Lindstrom, S.C. & O'Kelly, C.J. (2012). Keys to the seaweeds and seagrasses of Southeast Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon. Phycological Contribution No. 8. pp. [i]-iv, 1-192. Hillsborough, North Carolina: PhycoID.
Lindeberg, M.R. & Lindstrom, S.C. (2010). Field guide to the seaweeds of Alaska. pp. [i-]iii-iv, 1-188, numerous col. photographs. Fairbanks: Alaska Sea Grant College Program.
Wynne, M.J. (2010). Early collections of benthic marine algae from Cape Mendicino, California, made by Cyrus S.Pringle, and notes on their present nomenclature. Nova Hedwigia 91(1-2): 33-48.
Created: 28 December 2007 by M.D. Guiry
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