Rhodochorton microscopicum (Nägeli ex Kützing) K.M.Drew 1928

Acrochaetium microscopicum (Nägeli ex Kützing) Nägeli

Acrochaetium microscopicum (Nägeli ex Kützing) NägeliHawaii; scale 20 µm - 12 August 2011. J.M. Huisman

Publication Details
Rhodochorton microscopicum (Nägeli ex Kützing) K.M.Drew 1928: 163

Published in: Drew, K.M. (1928). A revision of the genera Chantransia, Rhodocorton and Acrochaetium with descriptions of the marine species of Rhodochorton (Naeg.) gen. emend. on the Pacific coast of North America. University of California Publications in Botany 14: 139-224, pls 37-48.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Rhodochorton is Rhodochorton purpureum (Lightfoot) Rosenvinge.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Acrochaetium microscopicum (Nägeli ex Kützing) Nägeli.

Basionym
Callithamnion microscopicum Nägeli ex Kützing

Type Information
Type locality: "Golfo di Napoli, Italy" [Holotype from Torquay, England]; (Kützing 1849: 64-) Holotype: L; 940, 285 ... 306 (Womersley 1994: 61) Notes: Athanasiadis (1996:18) and Womersley (1994: 61) cite Torquay, Devon, England as the type locality of this species. Woelkerling (1972: 86) notes that although Kützing (1849: 640) cited the Bay of Naples as the type locality, Hamel (1927; 1928) has indicated that the type collection came from Torquay, England and is represented by specimen 454 in Hauck and Richter's "Phykotheca Universalis". The type specimen in the Kützing collections at L contains only plants collected by Naegeli in England (identical to those distributed in Hauck and Richter) and none from the Bay of Naples.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), microscopic (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 18 February 2002 by G.M. Guiry.

Last updated: 24 March 2017

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 24 March 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 September 2022

 
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