Griffithsia corallinoides (Linnaeus) Trevisan 1845

Griffithsia corallinoides (Linnaeus) Trevisan

Current name: Griffithsia corallinoides (Linnaeus) Trevisan
Okha, Devbhoomi Dwarka district, Gujarat state, India - 11 July 2019. Haresh Kalasariya

Publication Details
Griffithsia corallinoides (Linnaeus) Trevisan 1845: 23, 79

Published in: Trevisan, V.B.A. (1845). Nomenclator algarum, ou collection des noms imposées aux plantes de la famille des algues. pp. 1-80. Padoue [Padua]: Imprimerie du Seminaire.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Griffithsia is Griffithsia corallina C.Agardh.

Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Conferva corallinoides Linnaeus

Type Information
Type locality: "In Mari Europaeo"; (Silva & al. 1996: 410) Holotype: OXF, herb. Dillenius; undated, unlocalised specimen labelled ‘Confeva marina gelatinosa corallinae instar geniculata, crassior.’ (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 184)

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Gelatinous, tufted, uniseriate, ecorticate, crimson filaments, to 200 mm long, repeatedly dichotomous, axils wide. Articulations club-shaped, 4-5 times as long as broad in lower parts, short and beadlike distally. Said to have a strong smell.

On rocks, stones and shells, lower intertidal pools and subtidal, in sheltered waters, occasional to frequent, widely distributed. Most obvious in spring and early summer.

Created: 31 March 1996 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 24 November 2023

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 24 November 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 15 June 2024

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