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Rhodochorton occidentale (Børgesen) K.M.Drew 1928

Publication details
Rhodochorton occidentale (Børgesen) K.M.Drew 1928: 151

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, pls 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 Acrochaetium barbadense (Vickers) Børgesen

Basionym
Acrochaetium occidentale Børgesen

Type information
Type locality: St. Croix, Virgin Islands (Silva & al. 1996: 100).

Origin of species name
western.

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

Habitat notes
endophytic in a species of (Drew, 1928). - (12 Aug 2014) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
Wynne, M.J. (1998). A checklist of benthic marine algae of the tropical and subtropical western Atlantic: first revision. Nova Hedwigia Beihefte 116: [i]-iii, 1-155, 5 figs.

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

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 September 2021.

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