Chondroclonium cornutum Kützing 1849

Hypnea cornuta (Kützing) J.Agardh

Hypnea cornuta (Kützing) J.AgardhCape Peron, Western Australia; scale 1 mmJ.M. Huisman

Publication Details
Chondroclonium cornutum Kützing 1849: 741

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1849). Species algarum. pp. [i]-vi, [1]-922. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: F.A. Brockhaus.

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Publication date: 23-24 July 1849

Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Chondroclonium is Chondroclonium chamissoi (C.Agardh) Kützing.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Hypnea cornuta (Kützing) J.Agardh.

Type Information
Type locality: "ad oras Guineae" fide J. Agardh (1851: 449) [stated by Kützing to be unknown]; (Lipkin & Silva 2002: 21) Type: Herb. Lenormand, PC; (Lipkin & Silva 2002: 21) Notes: "Locus natalis ignotus" (Silva et al. 1996: 296). "Ad oras Guineae" according to J. Agardh (1851: 449). According to South (2004: 137), the type locality is Guinea Coast, Atlantic Ocean. Lewmanomont (1997: 180) notes that in Kützing (1849), the type citation (Gigartina cornutum Kützing) is "Gigartina cornuta Lamour-Locus natalis ignotus (v.s. in herb. Lenormand)." This specimen (in Lenormand's or Kützing's herbarium) is to be regarded as the lectotype of C. cornutum, later transferred to H. cornuta (Kützing) J. Agardh (1852).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), horned.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 25 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 06 February 2017

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