Trentepohlia chinensis (Harvey) Hariot (1889)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Chroolepus chinensis Harvey (1860); Trentepohlia aurea var. chinensis (Harvey) Printz (1939); Chroolepus polyarthrum A.Braun 1875


Conservation Status

Rediscovered in April 2005 (Rindi et al., 2006)



China (Hong Kong), Madagascar, South Africa, Tanzania & Zanzibar


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Harvey, W. H. (1860). Characters of new algae, chiefly from Japan and adjacent regions, collected by Charles Wright in the North Pacific exploring expedition under Captain James Rodgers. Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts Sci. 4: 327-335.


Other references:

Cribb, A. B. (1970). A revision of some species of Trentepohlia especially from Queensland. Proc. Roy. Soc. Queensland 82: 17-34.

Foged, N. (1972). The diatoms in four postglacial deposits in Greenland. Meddelelser om Grønland 194(4): 1-66, 16 pls.

M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 21 March 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 24 September 2023

Hariot, P. (1889). Notes sur le genre Trentepohlia Martius. Journal de Botanique [Morot] 3: 345-350, 366-375, 378-388, 393-405 [377-388], pl. VII.

Li Shanghao (S.H.Ley) & Bi Liejue [Li, S.H. & Bi, L.J.] (1999). Flora algarum sinicarum aquae dulcis. Tomus V Ulothrichales Ulvales Chaetophorales Trentepohliales Sphaeropleales. pp. [i-ix], i-viii, 1-136, 54 pls [I-LIV]. Beijing: Science Press.

Printz, H. (1939). Vorarbeiten zu einer Monographie der Trentepohliaceen. Nytt Magasin for Naturvitenskapene 80: 10-209, 31 figs.

Rindi, Fabio, Guiry, Michael D. and López-Bautista, Juan M. (2006). New records of Trentepohliales (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta) from Africa. Nova Hedwigia 83: 431-449.

Vieira, C., N'Yeurt, A. De R., Rasoamanendrika, F.A., D'Hondt, A., Thi Thram L.-A., Van de Spiegel, S., Kawai, H. & De Clerck, O. (2021). Marine macroalgal biodiversity of northern Madagascar: morpho-genetic systematics and implications of anthropic impacts for conservation. Biodiversity and Conservation 30: [1-66] 1501-1546. 


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