Porphyridium purpureum (Bory) K.M.Drew & R.Ross 1965

Publication Details
Porphyridium purpureum (Bory) K.M.Drew & R.Ross 1965: 98

Published in: Drew, K.M. & Ross, R. (1965). Some generic names in the Bangiophycidae. Taxon 14: 93-99.

Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Porphyridium is Porphyridium cruentum (S.F.Gray) Nägeli.

Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Phytoconis purpurea Bory

Type Information
Type locality: France, locality not specified; (Bory de Saint-Vincent 1797: 55) Type: PC; 0112173 (Necchi & Vis 2021: 43)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), purple (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a freshwatermarinebrackish species.

Scattered in moist terrestrial areas, particularly lower parts of walls with calcareous components, brickwork in shaded areas or intermittently submerged banks of nutrient-rich rivers (West & Fritsch, 1927; Sheath & Sherwood, 2002). Also saltmarshes and soils of sea-cliffs. Womersley (1994: 23) notes that this is probably widespread in terrestrial, brackish, and (less so) marine situations.

Created: 27 July 1996 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 30 March 2022

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