Pachymenia cornea (Kützing) Chiang 1970

Pachymenia cornea (Kützing) Chiang

Current name: Pachymenia cornea (Kützing) Chiang
Kenton-on-Sea, Eastern Cape, South Africa in July 2009 - 01 June 2009. Robert Anderson (

Publication Details
Pachymenia cornea (Kützing) Chiang 1970: 22, fig. 8

Published in: Chiang, Y.M. (1970). Morphological studies of red algae of the family Cryptonemiaceae. University of California Publications in Botany 58: [i]-vi , 1-95, incl. 10 pls, 34 figs.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Pachymenia is Pachymenia carnosa (J.Agardh) J.Agardh.

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

Iridaea cornea Kützing

Type Information
Type locality: Cape Agulhas, Cape Province, South Africa; (Silva & al. 1996: 202)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), horny, hard and close-textured but not brittle (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

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

Last updated: 17 June 2010

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 17 June 2010. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 21 May 2024

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