Callithamnion brodiei Harvey 1833: 340 (as '‘brodiaei' )
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1833). Div. II. Confervoideae; Div. III. Gloiocladeae. In: The English Flora of Sir James Edward Smith. Class XXIV. Cryptogamia. Vol. V. (or Vol. II of Dr. Hooker's British flora). Part I. Comprising the Mosses, Hepaticae, Lichens, Characeae and Algae. (Hooker, W.J. Eds), pp. 263-265, 265-266, 326-389, 389-405. London: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans Paternoster-Row.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Aglaothamnion hookeri (Dillwyn) Maggs & Hommersand
Named for "Mr. Brodie"
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Lectotype locality: Lossiemouth, Scotland. Lectotype: Brodie; no date; TCD (Dixon & Price 1981: 131). Notes: Syntype localities: Forres, coll. Brodie; Northumberland, coll. Robertson; Torquay, Mrs Griffiths and Mrs Cutler. Other material; TCD, three specimens, LD, Herb.Alg. Agardh 19018, 19025. GL, two specimens. Comments: The original treatment contains two curious misstatements. The Brodie specimens were collected at Lossiemouth according to Brodie’s annotation, not at Forres, which was where he lived and is a few kilometers from the sea. The Northumberland specimen is annotated as having been collected by “Mr Robinson" whereas the collector was quoted as “Mr. Robertson" in the published text.
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Callithamnion brodiei Harvey)
Europe: Britain (Newton 1931), Channel Islands (Lyle 1920), Ireland (Adams 1908), Spain (Miranda 1931), Sweden (Kylin 1907, Kylin 1944).
Atlantic Islands: Madeira (Levring 1974).
Source of current name
Maggs, C.A. & Hommersand, M.H. (1993). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 3A. Ceramiales. pp. [i]-xv, 1-444, 129 figs, map. London: HMSO.
Created: 10 December 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 10 March 2007 by M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 16 November 2019.