Chondrophycus thuyoides (Kützing) G.Furnari 2001

Publication Details
Chondrophycus thuyoides (Kützing) G.Furnari 2001: 341, 342, figs 1-3

Published in: Furnari, G., Cormaci, M. & Serio, D. (2001). The Laurencia complex (Rhodophyta, Rhodomelaceae) in the Mediterranean Sea: an overview. Cryptogamie Algologie 22(4): 331-373.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Chondrophycus is Chondrophycus cartilagineus (Yamada) Garbary & J.T.Harper.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Palisada thuyoides (Kützing) Cassano, Sentíes, Gil-Rodríguez & M.T.Fujii.

Laurencia thuyoides Kützing

Type Information
Type locality: New Caledonia; (Boisset, Furnari, Cormaci & Serio 2000: 393) Holotype (tetrasporangial): Kützing's Herbarium held at the Rijksherbarium; L 9995-1 (Boisset, Furnari, Cormaci & Serio 2000: 393) Notes: According to Millar & Prud'homme van Reine (2005: 542), the only sheet located was L 941,149-178 (ex herb. Lenormand; barcode L 0194036). No locality is given, nor does it have any Kützing annotations, only those of Lenormand stating 'Laurencia thuyoides Kütz'. It may well be from Vieillard's collections, but there is no real certainty

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), resembling the genus Thuja (Neal 1993).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 12 June 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 22 February 2010

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 22 February 2010. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 28 March 2023

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