Spongia dichotoma , nom. illeg.
Spongia dichotoma Hudson 1762: 489, nom. illeg.
Published in: Hudson, [W.] (1762). Flora anglica; exhibens plantas per regnum angliae sponte crescentes, distributas secundum systema sexuale: cum differentiis specierum, synonymis auctorum, nominibus incolarum, solo locorum, tempore florendi, ofììcinalibus pharmacopoeorum. pp. [i]-viii, [1- 8], 1-506, [1-22, ind.]. Londini [London]: Impensis auctoris: Prostant venales apud J. Nourse in the Strand, et C. Moran in Covent-Garden.
A type species for this genus does not appear to have been designated.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Codium tomentosum Stackhouse
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), dichotomous, having divisions always in pairs (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Illegitimate: included in synonymy Fucus elongatus Linnaeus [Himanthalia elongata]; see Newton (1953: 403]. - (8 Feb 2017) - M.D. Guiry
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
Newton, L.M. (1953). Marine algae. Scientific Reports of the John Murray Expedition 1933-34 9(5): 395-420, pls I-IV.
Created: 17 April 2001 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 08 February 2017 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 26 April 2019.