Vaucheria fastigiata C.Agardh 1824

Chlorodesmis fastigiata (C.Agardh) S.C.Ducker

Current name: Chlorodesmis fastigiata (C.Agardh) S.C.Ducker
Chlorodesmis fastigiata Vatuka Is - 05 December 2004. ORDA and Peter Skelton (

Publication Details
Vaucheria fastigiata C.Agardh 1824: 176

Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1824). Systema algarum. pp. [i]-xxxvii, [1]-312. Lundae [Lund]: Literis Berlingianis [Berling].

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Publication date: probably September 1824

Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Vaucheria is Vaucheria disperma Candolle.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Chlorodesmis fastigiata (C.Agardh) S.C.Ducker.

Type Information
Type locality: "In mari ad insulas Marianas lectani sub n:o 19 communicavit Gaudichaud." [Mariana Islands]; (Agardh 1824: 176) Type: herb. alg. Agardh; LD; no. 15661 (Yoshida 1998: 113)

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 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 09 May 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 04 January 2021

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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 04 January 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 22 June 2024

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