Antithamnion pygmaeum N.L.Gardner
Antithamnion pygmaeum N.L.Gardner 1927: 413, pls. 91-93
Published in: Gardner, N.L. (1927). New Rhodophyceae from the Pacific coast of North America. V.. University of California Publications in Botany 13: 403-434, pls 84-93.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Antithamnion densum (Suhr) M.Howe
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), pygmy, dwarf (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
According to Dawson (1962) a single dried collection from the northern Gulf of California, D. 185-40, seems to be this species but is too poorly preserved for positive identification.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: La Jolla, California (Dawson 1962: 21). Type: Gardner No. 5090; July; epiphytic on the stipe of Pelagophycus porra. UC 296663 (Dawson 1962: 21). Notes: Dawson (1962: 21) notes that there is an isotype located in Herb. A. Hancock Found.
Africa: Egypt (Papenfuss 1968).
Athanasiadis, A. (1996). Morphology and classification of the Ceramioideae (Rhodophyta) based on phylogenetic principles. Opera Botanica 127: 1-221.
Smith, G.M. (1944). Marine algae of the Monterey Peninsula. pp. i-ix, 1-622, 98 pls. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
Created: 12 October 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 16 October 2015 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 18 July 2019.