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Rhodochorton sparsum (Harvey) Kjellman

Publication details
Rhodochorton sparsum (Harvey) Kjellman 1883: 234

Published in: Kjellman, F.R. (1883). Norra Ishafvets algflora [Northern Arctic Ocean algalflora]. Vega-expeditionens Vetenskapliga Iakttagelser 3: 1-431, pls 1-31.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Rhodochorton is Rhodochorton purpureum (Lightfoot) Rosenvinge.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Acrochaetium sparsum (Harvey) Nägeli

Basionym
Callithamnion sparsum Harvey

Type information
Type locality: Appin, Argyll, Scotland (Dixon & Irvine 1977: 116). Type: D. Carmichael; TCD (Dixon & Irvine 1977: 116).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), sparse, scattered (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

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.

Source of current name
Nägeli, C. (1862 '1861'). Beiträge zur morphologie und systematik der Ceramiaceae. Sitzungsberichte der Königlichen Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu München 1861(2): 297-415, 30 figs, 1 pl.

Key references
Garbary, D.J. (1987). The Acrochaetiaceae (Rhodophyta): an annotated bibliography. Bibliotheca Phycologica 77: 1-267, 2 tables.

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