Hypnea cornuta (Kützing) J.Agardh 1851

Hypnea cornuta (Kützing) J.Agardh

Hypnea cornuta (Kützing) J.AgardhCape Peron, Western Australia; scale 1 mmJ.M. Huisman

Publication Details
Hypnea cornuta (Kützing) J.Agardh 1851: 449

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1851). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen secundum: algas florideas complectens. Part 2, fasc. 1. pp. 337 [bis]-351 [bis] 352-506. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.

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Publication date: Jan-Jun

Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Hypnea is Hypnea musciformis (Wulfen) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Chondroclonium cornutum Kützing

Type Information
Type locality: "ad oras Guineae" fide J. Agardh (1851: 449) [stated by Kützing to be unknown]; (Lipkin & Silva 2002: 21) Type: Herb. Lenormand, PC; (Lipkin & Silva 2002: 21) Notes: "Locus natalis ignotus" (Silva et al. 1996: 296). "Ad oras Guineae" according to J. Agardh (1851: 449). According to South (2004: 137), the type locality is Guinea Coast, Atlantic Ocean. Lewmanomont (1997: 180) notes that in Kützing (1849), the type citation (Gigartina cornutum Kützing) is "Gigartina cornuta Lamour-Locus natalis ignotus (v.s. in herb. Lenormand)." This specimen (in Lenormand's or Kützing's herbarium) is to be regarded as the lectotype of C. cornutum, later transferred to H. cornuta (Kützing) J. Agardh (1852).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), horned.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 08 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 08 March 2021

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