Halymenia cordata (Turner) C.
Halymenia cordata (Turner) C.Agardh 1822: 201
Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1822). Species algarum rite cognitae, cum synonymis, differentiis specificis et descriptionibus succinctis. Volumen primum pars posterior. pp. [v-vi], 169-398. Lundae [Lund]: ex officina Berlingiana.
Publication date: probably Oct 1822
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Iridaea cordata (Turner) Bory de Saint-Vincent
Fucus cordatus Turner
Type locality: "Banks' Isles, on the North West coast of America" [Actually Isla de los Estados, Argentina] (Hughey, Silva & Hommersand 2001: 1097). Type: Archibald Menzies; E (Hommersand, Guiry, Fredericq & Leister 1993: 112). Notes: Although the location cited by Turner is in North America, Hughey et al. (2001: 1097) have provided incontrovertible evidence that the specimen was actually collected in South America, being identical to specimens collected from Isla de los Estados, Argentina. Menzies was ship's surgeon on Capt Colnett's Price of Wales on the northern shore of Isla de los Estados where the ship anchored from 26 January to 12 February, 1787. The specimen seems to have been subsequently mislabeled.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), heart-shaped.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Created: 14 October 2010 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 14 October 2010 by M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 February 2020.