Mastocarpus spinosus Kützing 1847

Chondracanthus spinosus (Kützing) Guiry

Current name: Chondracanthus spinosus (Kützing) Guiry
Northern California - 08 March 2011. Wendell Wood (

Publication Details
Mastocarpus spinosus Kützing 1847: 24

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1847). Diagnosen und Bemerkungen zu neuen oder kritischen Algen. Botanische Zeitung 5: 1-5, 22-25, 33-38, 52-55, 164-167, 177-180, 193-198, 219-223.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Mastocarpus is Mastocarpus mammillosus (Goodenough & Woodward) Kützing.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Chondracanthus spinosus (Kützing) Guiry.

Type Information
Type locality: California [Monterey Co., California, USA; Hughey & Hommersand 2008: 139]; (Kützing 1847: 24) Lectotype: Dr T. Coulter; 1831-1833; L; 941.27.143 (Hughey & Hommersand 2008: 139)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), spiny.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 05 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 27 April 2008

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 27 April 2008. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 15 July 2024

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