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Rhodochorton variabile K.M.Drew

Publication details
Rhodochorton variabile K.M.Drew 1928: 174, pl. 38, fig. 28; pl. 39, figs 30, 31

Published in: Drew, K.M. (1928). A revision of the genera Chantransia, Rhodocorton and Acrochaetium with descriptions of the marine species of Rhodochorton (Naeg.) gen. emend. on the Pacific coast of North America. University of California Publications in Botany 14: 139-224, Plates 37-48.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Rhodochorton is Rhodochorton purpureum (Lightfoot) Rosenvinge.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Colaconema variabile (K.M.Drew) J.N.Norris

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), variable (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
Garbary (1987: 138) lists this species as the basionym of Audouinella plumosa var. variabilis (Drew) Garbary, Hansen & Scagel (1982). Abbott & Hollenberg (1976) considered this species conspecific with Acrochaetium pacificum. Garbary et al. (1982) proposed it as a variety of Audouinella plumosa. (Garbary, 1987)

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Cypress Point, Monterey Co., California, U.S.A (Ricker 1987). Type: Gardner No. 4659; December 1920; on Laminaria andersonii. UC 266281 (Drew 1928: 174).

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Key references
Dawson, E.Y. (1953). Marine red algae of Pacific Mexico. Part 1. Bangiales to Corallinaceae subf. Corallinoidae. Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions 17: 1-239, Plates 1-33.

Garbary, D.J. (1987). The Acrochaetiaceae (Rhodophyta): an annotated bibliography. Bibliotheca Phycologica 77: 1-267, 2 tables.

Ricker, R.W. (1987). Taxonomy and biogeography of Macquarie Island seaweeds. pp. [i]-vi, [2], 1-344. London: British Museum (Natural History).

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