Wildemania amethystea (Kützing) De Toni 1897
Wildemania amethystea (Kützing) De Toni 1897: 22
Publication date: 14 November 1897
Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Porphyra purpurea (Roth) C.Agardh.
Porphyra amethystea Kützing
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).
This is a marine species.
Created: 06 December 2001 by Elizabeth Moran.
Last updated: 06 October 2017
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 06 October 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 14 August 2022