Ceramium nodulosum ( )
Ceramium nodulosum (Lightfoot) Ducluzeau 1806: 61
Published in: Ducluzeau, J.A.P. (1805). Essai sur l'histoire naturelle des Conferves des environs de Montpellier Par. J.A.P. Ducluzeau, de Montagrier, Départment de la Dordogne pour obtenir le grade de Docteur en Médicine. pp. [i]-89, [90, err.; 91, note; 92, presentation]. Montpellier: De l'Imprimierie d'Auguste Ricard, Rue Arc d'Arènes, Maison Plagniol, N.o 9.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Ceramium virgatum Roth
Conferva nodulosa Lightfoot
Type locality: ?Hampshire (labelled 'Milford') (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 64). Lectotype: BM-K (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 64).
Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), with swellings, noduled, nodular, or with small nodules .
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
According to Maggs & Hommersand (1993) Ceramium rubrum (Hudson) C.Agardh is a synonym of this species and not the other way around. Guiry (1997) concurs with this view.
According to Silva et al., Ducluzeau's account of C. nodulosum makes it clear that he was describing a new species and nowhere did he cite Lightfoot, either directly or indirectly. They also note that he explicitly excluded two species from his concept of C. nodulosum, namely, Conferva rubra Hudson and C. nodulosa Hudson 1778, nom. illeg. - (27 Aug 2009) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Maggs, C.A., Ward, B.A., McIvor, L.M., Evans, C.M., Rueness, J. & Stanhope, M.J. (2002). Molecular analyses elucidate the taxonomy of fully corticated, nonspiny species of Ceramium (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta) in the British Isles. Phycologia 41: 409-420.
Maggs, C.A. & Hommersand, M.H. (1993). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 3A. Ceramiales. pp. [i]-xv, 1-444, 129 figs, map. London: HMSO.
Created: 14 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 05 September 2012 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 24 February 2019.