Pterosiphonia pennata (C.Agardh) Sauvageau 1897

Xiphosiphonia pennata (C.Agardh) Savoie & G.W.Saunders

Current name: Xiphosiphonia pennata (C.Agardh) Savoie & G.W.Saunders
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Publication Details
Pterosiphonia pennata (C.Agardh) Sauvageau 1897: 287

Published in: Sauvageau, C. (1897). Note préliminaire sur les algues marines du golfe de Gascogne. Journal de Botanique, Morot 11: 166-179, 202-214, 252-257, 263-288, 301-311, 6 figs.

Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Pterosiphonia is Pterosiphonia cloiophylla (C.Agardh) Falkenberg.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Xiphosiphonia pennata (C.Agardh) Savoie & G.W.Saunders.

Hutchinsia pennata C.Agardh

Type Information
Syntype localities: "In mari Mediterraneo. — In mari Atlantica ad Gades." [Mediterranean, Atlantic at Cadíz]; (Agardh 1824: 124) Lectotype: LD; Herb. Alg. Agardh 39271 (Womersley 2003: 340) Notes: Lectotype selected from Mediterranean?

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), pinnate (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Forms mats or turfs close to low tide level under moderate wave action, rarely in deep water (Womersley 2003: 340).

Created: 17 May 1996 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 05 December 2017

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