Acrochaetium variabile (K.M. ) G.M.Smith
Acrochaetium variabile (K.M.Drew) G.M.Smith 1944: 179
Published in: Smith, G.M. (1944). Marine algae of the Monterey Peninsula. pp. i-ix, 1-622, 98 pls. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Colaconema variabile (K.M.Drew) J.N.Norris
Rhodochorton variabile K.M.Drew
Type locality: Cypress Point, Monterey Co., California, U.S.A (Ricker 1987). Type: Gardner No. 4659; December 1920; on Laminaria andersonii. UC 266281 (Drew 1928: 174).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), variable (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Garbary (1987: 138) lists Rhodochorton variabile Drew (1928) as the basionym of this species and lists this species as a synonym of Audouinella plumosa var. variabilis.
This is a marine species.
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Acrochaetium variabile (K.M.Drew) G.M.Smith)
North America: Mexico (Dawson 1953).
Central America: Nicaragua (Fernández-García et al. 2011).
Dawson, E.Y., Acleto, O.C. & Foldvik, N. (1964). The seaweeds of Peru. Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia 13: 1-111, 81 pls.
Garbary, D.J. (1987). The Acrochaetiaceae (Rhodophyta): an annotated bibliography. Bibliotheca Phycologica 77: 1-267, 2 tables.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 27 January 2020.