Colpomenia sinuosa (Mertens ex Roth) Derbès & Solier 1851

Colpomenia sinuosa (Mertens ex Roth) Derbès & Solier

Current name: Colpomenia sinuosa (Mertens ex Roth) Derbès & Solier
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Publication Details
Colpomenia sinuosa (Mertens ex Roth) Derbès & Solier 1851: 95 (as 'C. Sinuosa')

Published in: Castagne, L. (1851). Supplément au catalogue des plantes qui croissent naturellement aux environs de Marseille. pp. [1]-125, pls VIII-XI. Aix: Imprimerie de Nicot & Pardigon, sur le Cours.

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

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

Ulva sinuosa Mertens ex Roth

Type Information
Type locality: "Inter Algas e mari Atlantico prope Gades" [near Cádiz, Spain]; (Roth 1806: 327) Type: Mertens; BM; (Yoshida 1998: 306) Notes: Type locality: “Gades”, Spain. Type: BM (Yoshida, T., 1998: 306). Type material: B, destroyed (Dawson et al. 1964: 24), K (now BM)? PC? LE? See Parsons (1982: 293) for comments on type material.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), very sinuate (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 05 August 1996 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 18 July 2022

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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 18 July 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 23 May 2024

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