Halymenia cavernicola , nom. inval.
Halymenia cavernicola Giaccone 1968: 400, figs 1-4, nom. inval.
Published in: Giaccone, G. (1968). Specie nuove e interessanti di Rhodophyceae raccolte nel bacino orientale del Mediterraneo. Giornale Botanico Italiano 102: 397-414.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Halymenia elongata C.Agardh
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
G. Furnari (pers. comm.) writes: "Giaccone (1968: 400), in describing Halymenia cavernicola apparently indicated as Type his Fig. 4, but in the text he referred to "specimens" collected in the Aegean Sea as well to Herbarium sheets held in the Herbarium of Trieste. Therefore, in my opinion, the name is invalid because of the type was not clearly indicated. I saw, that also Athanasiadis (2016: 641, note 17) shares such an opinion." - (7 Jun 2019) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Created: 06 February 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 07 June 2019 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 18 October 2019.