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Pleonosporium pygmaeum N.L.Gardner

Publication details
Pleonosporium pygmaeum N.L.Gardner 1927: 379, pl. 79: fig. 2; pl. 80

Published in: Gardner, N.L. (1927). New Rhodophyceae from the Pacific coast of north America. IV. University of California Publications in Botany 13: 373-402, pls 73-83.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Pleonosporium is Pleonosporium borreri (Smith) Nägeli.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), pygmy, dwarf (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
According to Dawson (1962) this appears to be a dwarfish, little-corticated variant of Pleonosporium dasyoides and may ultimately be reduced. He notes that it is recognized by its smaller stature (6-20 mm.) and the restriction of corticating filaments to the very base. He also notes that a single collection available to him (D. 8010 from 30-38 m. at Cortes Bank) agrees with Gardner's description but does not lend credence to specific recognition.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Mateo-Cid, L.E., Mendoza-González, A.C., Norris, J.N. & García-López, D.Y. (2018). A taxonomic account of species in the tribe Spongoclonieae (Ceramiaceae, Ceramiales, Rhodophyta) reported from Atlantic and Pacific Mexico. Phytotaxa 340: 229-245, 38 figs, 1 table.

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