Ceramium flaccidum (Harvey ex Kützing) Ardissone 1871

Gayliella flaccida (Harvey ex Kützing) T.O.Cho & L.M.McIvor

Current name: Gayliella flaccida (Harvey ex Kützing) T.O.Cho & L.M.McIvor
Panama. Saboga-Las Perlas. In situ image showing the filamentous puff of G. flaccidium growing on coral tip that was previously damaged.Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu)

Publication Details
Ceramium flaccidum (Harvey ex Kützing) Ardissone 1871: 40

Published in: Ardissone, F. (1871). Rivista dei Ceramii della flora italiana. Nuovo Giornale Botanico Italiano 3: 32-50.

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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 Gayliella flaccida (Harvey ex Kützing) T.O.Cho & L.M.McIvor.

Hormoceras flaccidum Harvey ex Kützing

Type Information
Type locality: Ad oras britannicas prope Kilkee [Kilkee, Co. Clare, Ireland]; (Kützing 1862: 21) Lectotype: "Harv. in litt." [W.H. Harvey]; L; 940.265.55 (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 59) Notes: Syntypes: L, BM, TCD.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), flaccid, not able to hold up its own weight (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Common near low tide level and in wave-washed pools, on rock or epiphytic, especially on Corallina (Womersley 1978: 236).

Created: 17 May 1996 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 15 November 2023

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 15 November 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 09 December 2023

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