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Wildemania amethystea (Kützing) De Toni 1897

Publication details
Wildemania amethystea (Kützing) De Toni 1897: 22

Published in: De Toni, G.B. (1897). Sylloge algarum omnium hucusque cognitarum. Vol. IV. Florideae. Sectio I. pp. [i]-xx, [i]- lxi + [1]- 388. Patavii [Padua]: Sumptibus auctoris.
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Publication date: 14 November 1897

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Wildemania is Wildemania amplissima (Kjellman) Foslie.

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).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
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.

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