Corallina officinalis var. chilensis (Decaisne) Kützing 1858

Corallina chilensis Decaisne

Current name: Corallina chilensis Decaisne
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Publication Details
Corallina officinalis var. chilensis (Decaisne) Kützing 1858: 32

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1858). Tabulae phycologicae; oder, Abbildungen der Tange. Vol. VIII pp. i-ii, 1-48, 100 plates. Nordhausen: Gedruckt auf kosten des Verfassers (in commission bei W. Köhne).

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Corallina is Corallina officinalis Linnaeus.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Corallina chilensis Decaisne.

Corallina chilensis Decaisne

Type Information
Lectotype locality: Valparaiso, Chile; (Silva & al. 1996: 232) Holotype: C. Darwin 2151; August-September 1834; TCD; 0003410 (Schipper & al. 2023: 208) Notes: Isotypes: UC 2085164, S A6794. [Type: Herb. Paris; Chile: Valparaiso; LT fide Dawson et al.,1964: 46 (INA)].

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), used in medicine [in the past] (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 01 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 19 June 2023

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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 19 June 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 12 April 2024

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