Rhodochorton microscopicum (Nägeli ex Kützing) K.M. 1928
Acrochaetium microscopicum (Nägeli ex Kützing) Nägeli Hawaii; scale 20 µm
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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.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Acrochaetium microscopicum (Nägeli ex Kützing) Nägeli
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 1985).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
also reported from Europe, Greenland and Iceland (1928). - (7 Aug 2014) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Nägeli, C. (1849). Gattungen einzelliger Algen, physiologisch und systematisch bearbeitet. Neue Denkschriften der Allg. Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für die Gesammten Naturwissenschaften 10(7): i-viii, 1-139, pls I-VIII.
Created: 18 February 2002 by G.M. Guiry
Verified by: 24 March 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 July 2021.