Chrysymenia coccinea Harvey 1844

Publication Details
Chrysymenia coccinea Harvey 1844: 448, no fig.

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1844). Algae of Tasmania. London Journal of Botany 3: 428-454.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Chrysymenia is Chrysymenia ventricosa (J.V.Lamouroux) J.Agardh.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Rhabdonia coccinea (Harvey) Harvey.

Type Information
Type locality: "George Town, V. D. L., R. Gunn, Esq., n. 1301" [Georgetown, Tasmania]; (Harvey 1844: 448) Holotype: Gunn 1301; BM; (Womersley 1994: 347)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), deep red, from scarlet to carmine and crimson (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 19 December 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 24 February 2023

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 24 February 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 26 February 2024

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