Spongotrichum dichotomum Kützing
Spongotrichum dichotomum Kützing 1847: 37
Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1847). Diagnosen und Bemerkungen zu neuen oder kritischen Algen. Botanische Zeitung 5: 1-5, 22-25, 33-38, 52-55, 164-167, 177-180, 193-198, 219-223.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Spongotrichum.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Galaxaura rugosa (J.Ellis & Solander) J.V.Lamouroux
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), dichotomous, having divisions always in pairs (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
A letter from Sonder to J. Agardh, dated 10 August 1863 comments, "Was Areschoug als Holonema[ beschrieben hat, ist sicher nichts als Spongotrichum dichotomum Kütz. Bei letzterem ist der Standort falsch, es soll anstatt St Croix heissen Vera Cruz. Kützing hat die Pflanze in meinem Zimmer beschrieben, ich habe sie noch, und auch dieselbe Pflanze von Liebmann bei Vera Cruz gesammerlt." ["What Areschoug has described as Holonema is surely nothing other than Spongotrichum dichotomum Kützing. The locality for the latter is wrong, instead of St Croix it should read Vera Cruz. Kützing has described the plant in my room, I still have it, and also the same plant collected by Liebmann near Vera Cruz."] (Arthur Lucas, e-mail 13 January 2019). - (13 Jan 2019) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Vera Cruz [Caribbean México] coll. Binder (Kützing 1847: 37).
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Created: 13 January 2019 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 13 January 2019 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 21 July 2019.