Corallina chilensis Decaisne 1849

Corallina officinalis var. chilensis (Decaisne) Kützing

Current name: Corallina officinalis var. chilensis (Decaisne) Kützing
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Publication Details
Corallina chilensis Decaisne 1849: 103

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1849). Nereis australis, or algae of the southern ocean: being figures and descriptions of marine plants, collected on the shores of the Cape of Good Hope, the extra-tropical Australian colonies, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Antarctic regions; deposited in the Herbarium of the Dublin University. [Part 2]. pp. 65-124 [ends abruptly], pls XXVI-L. London: Reeve Brothers.

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Publication date: "before November 1849"

Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Corallina is Corallina officinalis Linnaeus.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Corallina officinalis var. chilensis (Decaisne) Kützing.

Type Information
Lectotype locality: Valparaiso, Chile; (Silva & al. 1996: 232) Notes: This type locality was first chosen by Dawson, Aceto & Foldvik (1964: 46)

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 24 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 30 March 2015

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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 30 March 2015. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 23 March 2023

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