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Ceramium fastigiatum Harvey, nom. illeg. 1834

Publication details
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.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Ceramium is Ceramium virgatum Roth.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Ceramium cimbricum H.E.Petersen

Type information
Type locality: "In mari Britannico" (Silva & al. 1996: 391).

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 1985).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Grows on Zostera in sandy areas, in calm seas, in association with Ulva and Sphacelaria, etc. (Nakamura 1965).

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Key references
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.

Trono, G.C., Jr (1997). Field guide and atlas of the seaweed resourves of the Philippines. pp. [i]-xx.[1]-306, 168 figs. Makati City, The Philippines: Bookmark, Inc..

Created: 12 February 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 08 March 2021 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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