a.ci.do’phi.la. L. neut. adj.acidum, an acid; from L. masc. adj.acidus, sour; N.L. adj.philus -a -um, friend, loving; from Gr. adj.philos -ê -on, loving; N.L. fem. adj.acidophila, acid-loving
homotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
Rhodopseudomonasacidophila is the correct name if this species is regarded as a separate species (i.e., if its nomenclatural type is not assigned to another species whose name is validly published, legitimate and not rejected and has priority) within a separate genus Rhodopseudomonas.