Acrochaetium virgatulum ( )
Acrochaetium virgatulum (Harvey) Batters 1902: 58
Published in: Batters, E.A.L. (1902). A catalogue of the British marine algae being a list of all the species of seaweeds known to occur on the shores of the British Islands, with the localities where they are found. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign 40(Supplement): 1-107.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Acrochaetium secundatum (Lyngbye) Nägeli
Callithamnion virgatulum Harvey
Type locality: Devonshire, England (Harvey 1833: 349). Type: On Ceramium rubrum. TCD Notes: Torquay, [Wales?]; embedded within a mica slide deposited at the herbarium of TCD (0011750) (Clayden & Saunders, 2014: 226).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
According to Woelkerling (1973: 94) this species is a synonym of Audouinella secundata [=Acrochaetium secundatum, as Colaconema secundata (Lyngbye) Woelkerling]. On the other hand, Borsje (1973), on germinating tetraspores of an entity similar to this species in culture, obtained gametangial plants answering descriptions of Acrochaetium parvulum (Lyngbye) Naëgeli.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Clayden, S.L. & Saunders, G.W. (2014). A study of two Acrochaetium complexes in Canada with distinction of Rhododrewia gen. nov. (Acrochaetiales, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 53(3): 221-232.
Caraus, I. (2002). The algae of Romania. Studii si Cercetari, Universitatea Bacau, Biologie 7: 1-694.
Dixon, P.S. & Irvine, L.M. (1977). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 1. Introduction, Nemaliales, Gigartinales. pp. [i]-xi, -252, 90 figs. London: British Museum (Natural History).
Funk, G. (1955). Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Meeresalgen von Neapel: Zugleich mikrophotographischer Atlas. Pubblicazioni della Stazione Zoologica di Napoli 25(Suppl.): i-x , 1-178, 36 figs.
Garbary, D.J. (1987). The Acrochaetiaceae (Rhodophyta): an annotated bibliography. Bibliotheca Phycologica 77: 1-267, 2 tables.
Hwang, I.-K. & Kim, H.-S. (2011). Algal flora of Korea. Volume 4, Number 2. Rhodophyta: Florideophyceae, Nemaliophycidae: Acrochaetiales, Colaconematales, Palmariales, Nemaliales. Nemalian red algae. pp. [1-6], 1-111, figs 1-66. Incheon: National Institute of Biological Resources.
Created: 16 April 1996 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 01 July 2014 by Wendy Guiry
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Boney, A.D. (1967). Spore emission, sporangium proliferation and spore germination in situ in monosporangia of Acrochaetium virgatulum. British Phycological Bulletin 3: 317-326.
Borsje, W.J. (1973). The life history of Acrochaetium virgatulum (Harv.) J. Ag. in culture. British Phycolgical Journal 8: 204-216.
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