Castagnea virescens (Carmichael ex Harvey) Thuret 1863

Eudesme virescens (Carmichael ex Berkeley) J.Agardh

Current name: Eudesme virescens (Carmichael ex Berkeley) J.Agardh
Eudesme virescens, microscope, Orxal, Galicia, Spain, 2013, Ignacio Bárbara" Ignacio Bárbara (

Publication Details
Castagnea virescens (Carmichael ex Harvey) Thuret 1863: 85

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 (lectotype) of the genus Castagnea is Castagnea polycarpa Derbès & Solier.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Eudesme virescens (Carmichael ex Berkeley) J.Agardh.

Mesogloia virescens Carmichael ex Berkeley

Type Information
Syntype localities: "On the leaves and stumps of Zostera very common. Summer, Appin. Also sent from Devonshire by Mrs. Griffith. Mr. Harvey."[Sidmouth, Devon, England and Appin, Argyll, Scotland]; (Berkeley 1833: 44)

Origin of Species Name
Participle (Latin), becoming green (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 15 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 24 July 2017

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 24 July 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 15 July 2024

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