Ceramium fastigiatum , nom. illeg. 1834
Ceramium fastigiatum Harvey 1834: 303, nom. illeg.
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 Ceramium cimbricum H.E.Petersen
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), fastigiate, with branches clustered, parallel and erect, giving a narrow elongated habit (occasionally meaning branched reaching to the same height) (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Silva, Basson & Moe (1996): "Another earlier homonym [of Ceramium fastigiatum Harvey, 1834b: 303-304] is C. fastigiatum Roth (1800a: 463), a superfluous name for Conferva polymorpha Linnaeus (1753: 1167; type locality: "in Mari Europaeo"). The identity of the species to which C. polymorpha applies is equivocal. Ellis (1768: 424, pl. XVIII: figs. a, A, b, B, B1) described and figured an alga by this name (but without authorship) that clearly is representative of Polysiphonia, and on this basis Duby (1830: 965) made the combination P. polymorpha (Linnaeus) Duby. Tandy (1931), however, presented evidence that Linnaeus had in hand a green alga of uncertain identity. A third earlier homonym is Ceramium fastigiatum Roussel (1806: 87; type locality: Calvados, France), applied to a species of unknown identity."
Ceramium fastigiatum (Linnaeus) R.H.Wiggers, 1780, constitues a fourth earlier homonym not mentioned by Silva, Basson & Moe (1996). - (9 Oct 2010) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Grows on Zostera in sandy areas, in calm seas, in association with Ulva and Sphacelaria, etc. (Nakamura 1965).
Type locality: "In mari Britannico" (Silva & al. 1996: 391).
Cho, T.O., Boo, S.M. & Hansen, G.I. (2002). Structure and reproduction of the genus Ceramium (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta) from Oregon, USA. Phycologia 40: 547-571.
Nakamura, Y. (1965). Species of the genera Ceramium and Campylaephora, especially those of northern Japan. Scientific Papers of the Institute of Algological Research, Faculty of Science, Hokkaido Imperial University 5(2): 119-180.
Created: 12 February 1999 by M.D. Guiry
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Yabu, H., Notoya, M. & Fukui, K. (1981). Nuclear division in Ceramium fastigiatum Harvey and Sorella repens (Okam.) Hollenberg (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta). Japanese Journal of Phycology 32: 221-224.
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