Cryptonemia lactuca J. , nom. illeg.
Cryptonemia lactuca J.Agardh 1842: 100, nom. illeg.
Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1842). Algae maris Mediterranei et Adriatici, observationes in diagnosin specierum et dispositionem generum. pp. [i]-x, 1-164. Parisiis [Paris]: Apud Fortin, Masson et Cie.
Publication date: 9 April 1842
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Cryptonemia.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Cryptonemia palmetta (S.G.Gmelin) Woelkering, G.Furnari, Cormaci & J.McNeill
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), lettuce (Lewis & Short 1890).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
"In using the abbreviation 'nob.' (see ICN Rec. 46D & Turland 2019: 167), J. Agardh was authoring a new name ascribed to himself but validated (Art. 38.13, 38.14) by reference to the description of "Sph. lactuca Ag. sp. p. 231" (C.Agardh 1822: 231). Because Sphaerococcus lactuca is illegitimate (see separate entry above), J. Agardh (1842) in effect re-used the specific epithet lactuca in a different name, thus creating a replacement name with the same type as S. lactuca (Art. 58.1). Cryptonemia lactuca J.Agardh, however, also is illegitimate (Art. 58, Note 1) because the type of S. lactuca, which is the same as the type of Fucus palmetta S.G.Gmelin (see Woelkerling et al. 2019), was not explicitly excluded by J. Agardh (1842)." (Woelkerling et al. (2019: 5). - (28 Feb 2016) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Woelkerling, W.J., Furnari, G., Cormaci, M. & McNeill, J. (2019). Nomenclatural re-assessments of the typification of Cryptonemia (Halymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) and the correct name of its type species . Notulae Algarum 113: 1-8, no figs.
Created: 15 November 2001 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 06 September 2019 by M.D. Guiry
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Woelkerling, W.J., Furnari, G., Cormaci, M. & McNeill, J. (2019). Typification and nomenclature of four species names with links to Cryptonemia (Halymeniaceae, Rhodophyta): Fucus palmetta S.G.Gmelin, Delesseria gmelinii J.V.Lamouroux, Fucus lomation Bertoloni, and Sphaerococcus lactuca C.Agardh. Notulae Algarum 112: 1-6, 3 figs.
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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 21 February 2020.