Chaetomorpha capillaris (Kützing) Børgesen, nom. illeg. 1925

Chaetomorpha ligustica (Kützing) Kützing

Current name: Chaetomorpha ligustica (Kützing) Kützing
Chaetomorpha capillaris, Spanish Point, Co. Clare, Ireland - 28 August 2010. Michael Guiry (

Publication Details
Chaetomorpha capillaris (Kützing) Børgesen, nom. illeg. 1925: 45, fig. 13

Published in: Børgesen, F. (1925). Marine algae from the Canary Islands especially Teneriffe and Gran Canaria. I. Chlorophyceae. Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab, Biologiske Meddelelser 5(3): 1-123, 49 figs.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Chaetomorpha is Chaetomorpha melagonium (F.Weber & D.Mohr) Kützing.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Chaetomorpha ligustica (Kützing) Kützing.

Rhizoclonium capillare Kützing

Type Information
Type locality: Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France; (Silva & al. 1996: 787) Type: L; 937, 155...45 (Womersley 1984: 178) Notes: Collector: Binder (INA).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), capillary, hair-like, thread-like (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 14 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 10 September 2018

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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 10 September 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 24 March 2023

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