Rhodochorton variabile K.M.
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.
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).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
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)
This is a marine species.
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).
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, , 1-344. London: British Museum (Natural History).
Created: 13 April 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 29 November 2014 by Salvador Valenzuela Miranda
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Salvador Valenzuela Miranda in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 08 December 2019.