Acrosymphyton taylorii I.A.Abbott 1962

Acrosymphyton taylorii I.A.Abbott

Current name: Acrosymphyton taylorii I.A.Abbott
Houtman Abrolhos - 25 May 2011. John Huisman (

Publication Details
Acrosymphyton taylorii I.A.Abbott 1962: 845, figs 1-9 (as 'taylori')

Published in: Abbott, I.A. (1962). Morphological studies in a new species of Acrosymphyton (Rhodophyceae). American Journal of Botany 49: 845-849, 9 figs.

Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Acrosymphyton is Acrosymphyton purpuriferum (J.Agardh) G.Sjöstedt.

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

Type Information
Type locality: Hauula, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands; (Silva & al. 1996: 184) Holotype: Abbott 1461; BISH; 499797 Notes: Womersley (1994: 220) notes that there are isotypes in UC (912181) and BISH.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Essentially a tropical species; one southern Australian record, 32-38 m deep (Womersley 1994: 222).

Created: 30 December 1997 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 16 January 2020

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 16 January 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 22 June 2024

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