Peyssonnelia conchicola Piccone & Grunow 1884

Peyssonnelia conchicola Piccone & Grunow

Current name: Peyssonnelia conchicola Piccone & Grunow
Kenting National Park, Pingtong County, Taiwan. 1996. 5. 17. Photo by Huang Su-fang, National Taiwan Museum, from Huang (

Publication Details
Peyssonnelia conchicola Piccone & Grunow 1884: 317, pl. VII [7]: figs 5-8

Published in: Piccone, A. (1884). Contribuzioni all'algologia Eritrea. Nuovo Giornale Botanico Italiano 16: 281-332, pls VII-IX.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Peyssonnelia is Peyssonnelia squamaria (S.G.Gmelin) Decaisne ex J.Agardh.

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

Type Information
Type locality: Massawa, Eritrea, Ethiopia; (Silva & al. 1996: 211) Notes: Dawson (1953: 106) Holotype not designated. The material studied by Grunow from the herbarium of Piccone, later in the herbarium of A. Forti, is now in the Botanical Institute, Pavia, Italy. A syntype specimen sent to, and studied by Weber van Bosse is in the Rijksherbarium, Leiden, Netherlands.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), living on shells.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 31 December 1997 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 03 June 2021

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 03 June 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 16 June 2024

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