Prionitis divaricata (Okamura) Kawaguchi Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
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Carpopeltis divaricata Okamura 1934: 31, pl. 317: figs 1-5
Published in: Okamura, K. (1934). Icones of Japanese algae. Vol. 7 pp. 19-48 (English), 17-44 (Japanese), Plates CCCXI-CCCXXV. Tokyo.
The type species (holotype) of the genus Carpopeltis is Carpopeltis phyllophora (J.D.Hooker & Harvey) F.Schmitz.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Grateloupia chiangii S.Kawaguchi & H.W.Wang
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), divaricate, spreading at a wide angle (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
New name: Grateloupia chiangii Kawaguchi & Wang because of priority for Grateloupia divaricata Okamura 1895 (Wang et al. 2001: 258). - (20 May 2010) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Moroiso, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan (Kawaguchi 1989: 233). Type: SAP herb. Okamura (Yoshida 1998: 731).
Source of current name
Wang, H.W., Kawaguchi, S., Horiguchi, T. & Masuda, M. (2001). A morphological and molecular assessment of the genus Prionitis J. Agardh (Halymeniaceae, Rhodophyta). Phycological Research 49: 251-262.
Kawaguchi, S. (1989). The genus Prionitis (Halymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) in Japan. Journal of the Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University, Series V (Botany) 16: 193-257.
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Verified by: 20 May 2010 by Wendy 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 18 February 2020.