Pterygophora californica Ruprecht 1852

Pterygophora californica Ruprecht

Current name: Pterygophora californica Ruprecht
Northern California - 08 March 2011. Wendell Wood (

Publication Details
Pterygophora californica Ruprecht 1852: 73, pl. V

Published in: Ruprecht, F.J. (1852). Neue oder unvöllstandig bekannte Pflanzen aus dem nördlichen Theile des Stillen Oceans. Mémoires de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences de Saint-Pétersbourg, Sixième Série, Sciences Naturelles 7: 55-82, 8 pls.

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Type Species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Pterygophora.

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

Type Information
Type locality: "Meeresküste von Californien ohnweit Ross" [Fort Ross, Sonoma Co., California, U.S.A]; (Ruprecht 1852: 73) Type: "Wosnessenski"; Juli 1840; LE?;

Origin of Species Name
Adjective A (Latin), pertaining to California (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 13 April 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 12 June 2015

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 12 June 2015. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 25 June 2024

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