Elachista scutulata (Smith)
Elachista scutulata (Smith) Areschoug Finavarra, Co. Clare, Ireland; MLWN; on Himanthalia elongata
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Elachista scutulata (Smith) Areschoug 1843: 262
Published in: Areschoug, J.E. (1843). Algarum (phycearum) minus rite cognitarum pugillus secundus. Linnaea 17: 257-269, pl. IX.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Conferva scutulata Smith
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), diamond or lozenge-shaped (Smith & Lockwood 1933).
Conferva scutulata Smith 1812
Elachista scutellata Duby 1830
Stegenga & Mol (1983: 92) and Womersley (1987: 77) cite this species as Elachista scutulata (Smith) Areschoug
According to Lee (2000: 9), the genus Elachista Duby has been formally conserved under the Botanical Rules (see Farr et al. 1979). He notes that the correct name of the type species is E. scutulata (Smith) Areschoug rather than E. scutellata (Smith) Duby (1830: 972), nom. illeg. - (14 Aug 2009) - Wendy Guiry
"Besides the species treated in the key, from the Mediterranean area was also reported, but only from the Black Sea (Ribera et al., 1992), Elachista scutulata (J.E. Smith) Areschoug (see Tab. 39, Figs 3-6). This species distinguishes from other Mediterranean species of Elachista with paraphyses, in showing unilocular cylindrical cysts borne on 2-4 celled stalks (pyriform and borne on unicellular stalks, in other species)." (Cormaci et al. 2012: 150). - (27 Aug 2015) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Lee, Y.-P. (2000). Taxonomic account of Elachista (Elachistaceae, Phaeophyta) in Korea. Korean Journal of Biological Science 4: 9-21.
Zinova, A.D. (1967). Opredelitel zelenikh, burikh i krasnich odoroslei juzhnikh morei SSSR [Guide to the green, brown and red algae of the southern seas of USSR]. pp. 1-398. Moscow, Leningrad: Academia Nauk. [in Russian]
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Katpitia, A.D. & Blackler, H. (1962). Plurilocular sporangia on Elachista scutulata (Sm.) Duby in Britain. British Phycological Bulletin 2: 173-174.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 February 2020.