Callithamnion arbuscula (Dillwyn) Lyngbye 1819

Publication Details
Callithamnion arbuscula (Dillwyn) Lyngbye 1819: 122, pl. 38

Published in: Lyngbye, H.C. (1819). Tentamen hydrophytologiae danicae continens omnia hydrophyta cryptogama Daniae, Holsatiae, Faeroae, Islandiae, Groenlandiae hucusque cognita, systematice disposita, descripta et iconibus illustrata, adjectis simul speciebus norvegicis. pp. [i]-xxxii, [1]-248, 70 pls. Hafniae [Copenhagen]: typis Schultzianis, in commissis Librariae Gyldendaliae.

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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 Aglaothamnion sepositum (Gunnerus) Maggs & Hommersand.

Conferva arbuscula R.Brown ex Dillwyn

Type Information
Syntype localities: "On submersed calcareous Rocks near Ballycastle, North of Ireland. Mr Brown. Bantry Bay, Miss Hutchins [Ballycastle, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland; Bantry Bay, Co. Cork, Ireland]; (Dixon & Price 1981: 137) Lectotype (Ballycastle, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland): Robert Brown; undated; BM; (Dixon & Price 1981: 137) Notes: Typification was discussed in detail by Dixon (1960, 1964). The choice of lectoype was made on the basis of the statement by Dillwyn (1809: 35) that Dawson Turner provided the original description of this entity; but in the text to pl. 85, he seems to credit Robert Brown. The position became confused as a consequence of the latter figure (Dillwyn, 1809, pl. 6G) based on a specimen of Dasya, so that the epithet arbuscula came to be applied in both Callithamnion and Dasya. Despite previous resolution of this issue (Dixon, 1960, 1964), Harris (1966) stated that he had been unable to locate original material.

Origin of Species Name
Noun (Latin), A small tree; little tree (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

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

Last updated: 23 September 2004

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 23 September 2004. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 24 June 2024

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