Prionitis ligulata J. 1851
Prionitis ligulata J.Agardh 1851: 189
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 1. pp. [i]-xii, -336 + 337-351 [Addenda and Indices]. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Prionitis.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Prionitis lanceolata (Harvey) Harvey
Type locality: "Hab. ad oras Californiae (Hb. Greville!)" [California, U.S.A.] (Agardh 1851: 189). Holotype: David Douglas; 1831; E Greville collection (Agardh 1851: 189). Notes: Isotype and photograph of type UC197789.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), ligulate (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
INA notes: "Type locality: USA: California ('ad oras Californiae') Collector: Douglas (fide isotype fragment in UC) (1833) Grateloupia ligulata Grev. mscr." The Douglas referred to is undoubtedly the Scottish botanist David Douglas (25 June 1799-12 July 1834), who visited Monterey in 1831. - (28 Feb 2016) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Source of current name
Chiang, Y.M. (1970). Morphological studies of red algae of the family Cryptonemiaceae. University of California Publications in Botany 58: [i]-vi , 1-95, incl. 10 pls, 34 figs.
Created: 22 November 2001 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 October 2021.