Callithamnion cruciatum var. villosum Kützing 1861

Antithamnion villosum (Kützing) Athanasiadis

Current name: Antithamnion villosum (Kützing) Athanasiadis
Gorishoek, Oosterschelde Basin, The Netherlands; with tetrasporangia - 14 July 2006. Herre Stegenga (

Publication Details
Callithamnion cruciatum var. villosum Kützing 1861: 28, pl. 87 II

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1861). Tabulae phycologicae; oder, Abbildungen der Tange. Vol. XI pp. [i-iii], 1-32, 100 pls. Nordhausen: Gedruckt auf kosten des Verfassers (in commission bei W. Köhne).

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Callithamnion is Callithamnion corymbosum (Smith) Lyngbye.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Antithamnion villosum (Kützing) Athanasiadis.

Type Information
Type locality: Calvados [Normandy, France]; (Athanasiadis 1996: 164) Type: L; 939.194 ... 1186 (Athanasiadis 1996: 164)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), cross-shaped (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 22 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 16 October 2015

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 16 October 2015. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 20 April 2024

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