Corallina caespitosa R.H.Walker, J.Brodie & L.M.Irvine 2009

Corallina caespitosa R.H.Walker, J.Brodie & L.M.Irvine

Corallina caespitosa R.H.Walker, J.Brodie & L.M.IrvineSpiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland; fronds at low water - 22 March 2002. Michael Guiry (

Publication Details
Corallina caespitosa R.H.Walker, J.Brodie & L.M.Irvine 2009: 290, figs 3 a-d, 4 a, b, e, f, g

Published in: Walker, R.H., Brodie, J., Russell, S., Irvine, L.M. & Orfanidis, S. (2009). Biodiversity of coralline algae in the northeastern Atlantic including Corallina caespitosa sp. nov. (Corallinoideae, Rhodophyta). Journal of Phycology 45: 287-297.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Corallina is Corallina officinalis Linnaeus.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Corallina berteroi Montagne ex K├╝tzing.

Type Information
Holotype locality: Chit Rocks, Sidmouth, Devon, UK; (Walker, Brodie, Russell, Irvine & Orfanidis 2009: 290) Holotype (fig. 3, a-b): Juliet Brodie and Lavinia Robba (JBLR8); 23 April 2005; In a shallow rock pool on exposed rocky shore; BM; BM000804549 (Walker, Brodie, Russell, Irvine & Orfanidis 2009: 290) Notes: Isotype: JBLR10 (fig. 3c), (BM) [BM000804550]

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), growing in patches or tufts, caespitose (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 02 February 2010 by G.M. Guiry.

Last updated: 09 February 2022

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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 09 February 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 01 October 2022

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