Pterothamnion floccosum (O.F.Müller) Nägeli
Antithamnionella floccosa (O.F.Müller) Whittick Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada
Pterothamnion floccosum (O.F.Müller) Nägeli in Nägeli & Cramer 1855: 66
Published in: Nägeli, C. & Cramer, C. (1855). Pflanzenphysiologische Untersuchungen. Heft 1. pp. [i-vi], -120, pls I-X. Zürich: bei Fredrich Schultness.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Antithamnionella floccosa (O.F.Müller) Whittick
Conferva floccosa O.F.Müller
Type locality: "De Norske fjorde" [Norwesgian fjord] (Müller 1780: pl. 828). (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 14). Notes: Lectotype: illustration in Flora danica (O.F. Müller 1780, pl. 828, fig. 1) selected by Athanasiadis in Maggs and Hommersand (1993: 14).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), woolly.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Whittick, A. (1980). Antithamnionella floccosa (O. F. Müll.) nov. comb.: a taxonomic re-appraisal of Antithamnion floccosum (O. F. Müll.) Kleen (Rhodophyta: Ceramiaceae). Phycologia 19: 74-79, 12 figs.
Created: 22 December 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 01 August 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 August 2018.