Eupogonium arbusculum ( )
Eupogonium arbusculum (Dillwyn) Zanardini 1847: 33, nom. illeg.
A type species for this genus does not appear to have been designated.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a taxonomic synonym of Aglaothamnion sepositum (Gunnerus) Maggs & Hommersand
Conferva arbuscula Dillwyn
Type locality: Ballycastle (Dixon & Price 1981: 137). Lectotype: Brown; undated; BM(K) (Dixon & Price 1981: 137). Notes: Other type localities: Bantry Bay, coll. Hutchins (Dillwyn, 1807, pl. 85). Other material: BM, 2 specimens. GL, 2 specimens. Comments: the typification was descussed in detail by Dixon (1960, 1964). The choice of lectoype was made on the basis of the statement by Dillwyn (1809:35) that Dawson Turner provided the original description of the entity. The position became confused as a consequence of the latter figure (Dillwyn, 1809, pl. 6G) based on a specimen of Dasya, so that the epithet arbuscula came to be applied in both Callithamnion and Dasya. Despite previous resolution of this problem (Dixon, 1960, 1964), Harris (1966) stated that he had been unable to locate original material.
Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), Resembling a small tree (Stearn 1992).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Both Dasya arbuscula (Dillwyn) C.Agardh and Eupogonium arbusculum (Dillwyn) Zanardini are based on Conferva arbuscula Dillwyn (1807: pl. 85), a species that, however, should be referred to as the genus Aglaothamnion (Maggs & Hommersand, 1993: 114). The correct name of Dasyacean taxa erroneously based on C. arbuscula is Dasya hutchinsiae (Dixon 1960: 315).
SAG Cultures may be viewed at http://sagdb.uni-goettingen.de/showstrains.php?genus=Eupogonium&species=arbusculum
Cultures from the Scandinavian Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Copenhagen (SCCAP) and Protozoa may be viewed at http://www.sccap.dk/search/algaebase.asp?Genus=Eupogonium&Species=arbusculum
Created: 04 September 2000 by Fabio Rindi
Verified by: 23 September 2004 by M.D. Guiry
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Cite this record as:
Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2013. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 11 December 2013.
Algaebase taxon LSID: No taxonomy record found for this level.