Phyllona purpurea (Roth) Wallroth 1833

Porphyra purpurea (Roth) C.Agardh

Porphyra purpurea (Roth) C.Agardhmicroscope female with trichogynes, North of Portugal, Forte do Cao, 2002Ignacio Bárbara (

Publication Details
Phyllona purpurea (Roth) Wallroth 1833: 69

Published in: Wallroth, F.G. (1833). Flora Cryptogamica Germaniae 2 Algas et fungos. pp. [i]-lvi, 1-923. Norimbergae [N├╝remberg]: Schragius [J.L. Schrag].

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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.

Ulva purpurea Roth

Type Information
Neotype locality: Nord-Ost Watt, Helgoland; (Brodie & Irvine 1997: 769) Neotype: A. Wagner; 17 October 1996; BM; (Brodie & Irvine 1997: 769) Notes: The original material, now lost, was collected at Eckwarden, Niedersachsen, Germany. BM000054930 (Sutherland et al. 2011).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), purple (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 17 May 2001 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 28 July 2017

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 28 July 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 14 August 2022

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