Liagora pinnata Harvey 1853

Ganonema pinnatum (Harvey) Huisman

Ganonema pinnatum (Harvey) HuismanScott Reef, Western Australia - 25 May 2011. John Huisman (

Publication Details
Liagora pinnata Harvey 1853: 138, pl. XXXI.B [31.B]

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1853). Nereis boreali-americana; or, contributions towards a history of the marine algae of the atlantic and pacific coasts of North America. Part II. Rhodospermeae. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge 5(5): [i-ii], [1]-258, pls XIII-XXXVI.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Liagora is Liagora viscida (Forsskål) C.Agardh.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Ganonema pinnatum (Harvey) Huisman.

Type Information
Type locality: Sand Key, Florida, USA; (Silva & al. 1996: 126) Lectotype: TCD; Herb. Harvey (Huisman, Abbott & Sherwood 2004: 302, fig. 125) Notes: According to Huisman (2002: 828), Harvey (1853) did not indicate a holotype. Two specimens are included in the type collection, of which only one is labelled 'Liagora pinnata' in Harveys's hand. This specimen is shown in Fig. 125 (Huisman, 2002) and is designated as the lectotype.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), with leaflets arranged on each side of a common petiole.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 17 June 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 01 April 2022

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 01 April 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 04 February 2023

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