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Antithamnion plumula (J.Ellis) Thuret

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Ceramiaceae
Subfamily Ceramioideae
Tribe Antithamnieae
Genus Antithamnion


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Antithamnion plumula (J.Ellis) Thuret
Ría of Ferrol, Galicia, Spain, 2014. Ignacio Barbara. © Ignacio Barbara.

Antithamnion plumula (J.Ellis) Thuret
microscope, Spain, Galicia, Lugo, San Ciprián, 2006; main axis. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Antithamnion plumula (J.Ellis) Thuret
microscope, Spain, Galicia, Lugo, San Ciprián, 2006; tetrasporangia and gland cells. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).


Ptilonia subulifera J.Agardh

Pterothamnion plumula (J.Ellis) Nägeli Ría of Ferrol, Galicia, Spain, 2014
© Ignacio Barbara

Publication details
Antithamnion plumula (J.Ellis) Thuret 1863: 112

Published in: Le Jolis, A. (1863). Liste des algues marines de Cherbourg. Mémoires de la Société Impériale des Sciences Naturelles de Cherbourg 10: 5-168, pls I-IV.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Antithamnion is Antithamnion cruciatum (C.Agardh) Nägeli.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Pterothamnion plumula (J.Ellis) Nägeli

Conferva plumula J.Ellis

Type information
Type locality: Unlocalised, probably Sussex, England (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 26). Lectotype: Ellis’s original illustration (pl. XVIII: G) (epitype) (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 26). Notes: Dixon (1960) considered that the type was lost. Maggs & Hommersand (1993: 26) selected as lectotype Ellis’s illustration in pl. XVIII: fig. G.

Origin of species name
Noun (Latin), diminutive of "pluma", a wing; plumule (Brown 1956).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Brighton, England (Dawson 1962: 20). Type: Ellis; (Dawson 1962: 20). Notes: According to Dawson (1962: 20) the type is probably to be found in the Dillwyn Herbarium in the Linnaean Society Herbarium, in Herb. Kew, or Herb. Dept. of Botany, Oxford.

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Source of current name
Nägeli, C. & Cramer, C. (1855). Pflanzenphysiologische Untersuchungen. Heft 1. pp. [i-vi], [1]-120, pls I-X. Zürich: bei Fredrich Schultness.

Key references
Papenfuss, G.F. (1964). Catalogue and bibliography of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic benthic marine algae. In: Antarctic Research Series. Volume 1. Bibliography of the Antarctic Seas. (Lee, M.O. Eds), pp. 1-76. Washington D.C.: American Geophysical Union.

Zinova, A.D. (1967). Opredelitel zelenikh, burikh i krasnich odoroslei juzhnikh morei SSSR [Guide to the green, brown and red algae of the southern seas of USSR]. pp. 1-398. Moscow, Leningrad: Academia Nauk. [in Russian]

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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Boney, A.D. (1960). The spore output of Antithamnion plumula over a number of days. British Phycological Bulletin 2: 37-38, 1 table.
Boney, A.D. (1963). Development of spores of Antithamnion plumula (Ellis) Thur. in situ. British Phycological Bulletin 2: 255-257, 1 fig.
Hooper, R.G. & Whittick, A. (1975). Antithamnion plumula (Ellis) Thur. in Le Jol (Rhodophyceae, Ceramiaceae) in eastern Canada. Naturaliste can 102: 603-604.
L'Hardy-Halos, M.-T. (1971). A propos de la croissance et de la différenciation des filaments pleuridiens chez trois Céramiacées (Rhodophycées, Céramiales) à structure cladomienne et à pleuridies typiques: l'Antithamnion plumula (Ellis) Thur. in Le Jol., l'A. sarniense (Lyle) G. Geldmann et l'A. glanduliferum Kylin. Compte Rendu Hebdomadaire des Séances de l’Académie des Sciences. Paris. Série D 272: 2437-2440.
Lambert, C., Buis, R. & L'Hardy-Halos, M.-T. (1990). Morphogenetic determination of the axial cells of Antithamnion plumula (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta): early identification of the nature of the whorls. Can J Bot 68: 1569-1573.
Lambert, C., Buis, R. & L'Hardy-Halos, M.-T. (1992). Kinetics of pleuridial growth in Antithamnion plumula (Rhodophyceae). Acta Biotheor 40(2-3): 169-175.
Lambert, C., L'Hardy-Halos, M.-T., Buis, R. & Brière, C. (1988). Etude expérimentale de la tagmatisation chez Antithamnion plumula var. plumula (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 27: 447-455.
Rueness, J. & Rueness, M. (1975). Genetic control of morphogenesis in two varieties of Antithamnion plumula (Rhodophyceae, Ceramiales). Phycologia 14: 81-85.
Sundene, O. (1959). Form variation in Antithamnion plumula. Experiments on Plymouth and Oslofjord strains in culture. Nytt. Mag. Bot. 7: 181-187.
Sundene, O. (1975). Experimental studies on form variation in Antithamnion plumula (Rhodophyceae). Norwegian Journal of Botany 22: 35-42.

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