Rhodochorton floridulum ( ) Nägeli
Rhodochorton floridulum (Dillwyn) Nägeli 1862: 358
Original publication: Nägeli, C. (1862 '1861'). Beiträge zur morphologie und systematik der Ceramiaceae. Sitzungsberichte der Königlichen Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu München 1861(2): 297-415, 30 figs, 1 pl.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a taxonomic synonym of Rhodothamniella floridula (Dillwyn) Feldmann
Conferva floridula Dillwyn
Syntype localities: "Rocks on the Sea shore. On the Galway Coast; Dr. Scott. On the Antrim Coast; Mr. Mackay." [Ireland] (Dillwyn 1809: 73). Lectotype: BM (Womersley 1994: 45). Notes: A type locality of Galway Bay was first selected by Woelkerling (1971: 31) (Silva et al., 1996). "Dr Scott" was probably Robert Scott (ca 1757-1808), Professor of Botany at Trinity College Dublin from 1800 to 1808. Mr MacKay was James Townsend MacKay (ca 1775-1862), first curator of the [Trinity] College Botanic Gardens, then at Ballsbridge, Dublin, from 1808, and an Assistant at TCD from 1806.
Origin of species name
(Latin), a diminutive of floridus meaning, somewhat blooming.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Distribution by country
Europe: Belgium (Coppejans 1995), Britain (Newton 1931), France (Coppejans 1995), Ireland (Cotton 1912, Cullinane 1971), Netherlands (Stegenga & Mol 1983), Scandinavia (Athanasiadis 1996), Spain (Miranda 1931).
Source of synonymy
Christensen, T. (1978). Annotations to a textbook of phycology. Botanisk Tidsskrift 73: 65-70.
Garbary, D.J. (1987). The Acrochaetiaceae (Rhodophyta): an annotated bibliography. Bibliotheca Phycologica 77: 1-267, 2 tables.
Womersley, H.B.S. (1994). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIA - Bangiophyceae and Florideophyceae (Acrochaetiales, Nemaliales, Gelidiales, Hildenbrandiales and Gigartinales sensu lato). pp. 1-508, 167 figs, 4 pls, 4 maps. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.
SAG Cultures may be viewed at http://sagdb.uni-goettingen.de/showstrains.php?genus=Rhodochorton&species=floridulum
Cultures from the Scandinavian Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Copenhagen (SCCAP) and Protozoa may be viewed at http://www.sccap.dk/search/algaebase.asp?Genus=Rhodochorton&Species=floridulum
Created: 27 September 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 13 March 2011 by M.D. Guiry
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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)
Gibson, R.J.H. (1891). On the development of the sporangia in Rhodochorton rothii, Näg., and R. floridulum, Näg.; and on a new species of that genus. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London 28: 201-205, Table 34.
Knaggs, F.W. & Conway, E. (1964). The life-history of Rhodochorton floridulum (Dillwyn) Näg. I. Spore germination and the form of the sporelings. British Phycological Bulletin 2: 339-341.
Knaggs, F.W. (1965). Contributions to the life-history of Rhodochorton floridulum (Dillw.) Näg. II. Aspects of the morphology of the tetrasporophyte. British Phycological Bulletin 2: 478-485.
Knaggs, F.W. (1965). Spermatangia on the tetrasporophyte of Rhodochorton floridulum (Dillw.) Näg.. Nova Hedwigia 10: 269-272.
Knaggs, F.W. (1967). Rhodochorton floridulum (Dillwn.) Näg. (observations on the relationship between reproduction and environment. 1). Nova Hedwigia 14: 31-38.
Rueness, J. (1976). Rhodochorton floridulum (Rhodophyceae) on the Norwegian west coast. Sarsia 61: 71-74.
Stegenga, H. (1978). Life histories of Rhodochorton purpureum and Rhodochorton floridulum (Rhodophyta, Nemaliales) in culture. British Phycological Journal 13: 279-289.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2013. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 June 2013.
Algaebase taxon LSID: No taxonomy record found for this level.