Leptofauchea chiloensis

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Taxonavigation: Rhodymeniales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Rhodophyta
Subdivisio: Rhodophytina
Classis: Florideophyceae
Subclassis: Rhodymeniophycidae
Ordo: Rhodymeniales

Familia: Faucheaceae
Genus: Leptofauchea
Species: Leptofauchea chiloensis


Leptofauchea chiloensis Dalen & G.W.Saunders, 2007

  • Holotype locality: Golfo de Ancud, Isla Grande de Chiloé, Chile.
  • Holotype: G.W. Saunders; 14 December 1998; 6 m depth. UNB GWS 000503. (Holotype: herbarium sheet with 4 specimens: 2 cystocarpic, 1 tetrasporic and 1 sterile)


  • Dalen, J.L. & Saunders, G.W. 2007. A review of the red algal genus Leptofauchea (Faucheaceae, Rhodymeniales) including a description of L. chiloensis sp. nov.. Phycologia 46: 198–213. Reference page. : 204–207, figs 23–3
  • Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. Leptofauchea chiloensis. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Accessed 18 June 2018.