Mesogloia virescens Carmichael ex Berkeley 1833

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
Mesogloia virescens Carmichael ex Berkeley 1833: 44, pl. 17: fig. 2 (as 'Mesogloia virescens Carmichael MSS')

Published in: Berkeley, M.J. (1833). Gleanings of British algae; being an Appendix to the Supplement to English Botany. , pls 13-16. London: Sold by the proprietor C.E. Sowerby, 3 Mead Place Westminster Road; G.B. Sowerby, 156, Regent Street; Longman and Co., and Sherwood & Co., Paternoster Row; &c..

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Publication date: 1 January 1833

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Mesogloia is Mesogloia vermicularis C.Agardh.

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

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: 18 February 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 05 March 2018

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