Phyllona amethystea (Kützing) Kuntze 1891

Publication Details
Phyllona amethystea (Kützing) Kuntze 1891: 910

Published in: Kuntze, O. (1891). Revisio generum plantarum. Pars II. pp. 375-1011. Leipzig, London, Milano, New York, Paris: Arthur Felix, Dulau & Co., U. Hoepli, Gust. A. Schechert, Charles Klincksierck.

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Publication date: 5 Nov 1891

Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Phyllona is Phyllona umbilicata J.Hill.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Porphyra purpurea (Roth) C.Agardh.

Porphyra amethystea Kützing

Type Information
Type locality: Ireland; (Kützing 1843: 383) Lectotype: Shuttleworth; 1831; rocks in intertidal; L; (Brodie & Irvine 2003: 130) Notes: Shuttleworth is known to have been in Renvyl, Co. Galway in 1831 and 1832 (Dictionary of National Biography, vol. 18, p. 176). He appears to have sent several Irish specimens to Kützing. DNA from the lectotype in L indicates that this entity is synonymous with Porphyra purpurea (Brodie & Irvine, 2003: 130). The material was collected from rock at Crump Island, Renvyle in 1831.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), amethyst, violet, also applied to the colour range between purple and violet (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 16 May 2001 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 23 March 2017

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