Callithamnion spinosum Harvey 1833: 345
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1833). Div. II. Confervoideae; Div. III. Gloiocladeae. In: The English Flora of Sir James Edward Smith. Class XXIV. Cryptogamia. Vol. V. (or Vol. II of Dr. Hooker's British flora). Part I. Comprising the Mosses, Hepaticae, Lichens, Characeae and Algae. (Hooker, W.J. Eds), pp. 263-265, 265-266, 326-389, 389-405. London: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans Paternoster-Row.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Aglaothamnion hookeri (Dillwyn) Maggs & Hommersand
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), spiny.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Sidmouth, Devon, England (Harvey 1833: 345). Lectotype: Mrs Griffiths; undated; TCD (Dixon & Price 1981: 134). Notes: Harris (1966) cited as holotype a specimen at TCD, undefined as to the locality and lacking further identifying data. That specimen is of no imporance to the correct typification (Dixon & Price, 1981: 134).
Created: 10 December 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 23 September 2004 by M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 20 August 2019.