Mazzaella cornucopiae (Postels & Ruprecht) Hommersand 1993

Publication Details
Mazzaella cornucopiae (Postels & Ruprecht) Hommersand 1993: 110

Published in: Hommersand, M.H., Guiry, M.D., Fredericq, S. & Leister, G.L. (1993). New perspectives in the taxonomy of the Gigartinaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta). Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 14: 105-120, 41 figs.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Mazzaella is Mazzaella californica (J.Agardh) G.De Toni.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Mazzaella parksii (Setchell & N.L.Gardner) Hughey, P.C.Silva & Hommersand.

Iridaea cornucopiae Postels & Ruprecht

Type Information
Type locality: In oceano pacifico septentrionale ; (Postels & Ruprecht 1840: 18) Type: LE; (Hommersand, Guiry, Fredericq & Leister 1993: 110) Notes: In oceano pacifico septentrionali. Hughey, Silva & Hommersand (2001: 1103) showed that the type of I. cornucopiae, alleged to have come from the NW coast of North America, but based on its ITS 1 sequence, was the same as Mazzaella laminarioidesfrom Chile.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), resembling the Horn of Plenty.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 10 February 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 28 March 2017

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 28 March 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 02 October 2023

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