Spongonema tomentosum (Hudson) Kützing 1849

Spongonema tomentosum (Hudson) Kützing

Current name: Spongonema tomentosum (Hudson) Kützing
Murles Point, Co. Donegal, Ireland; on Fucus in pools - 25 May 1994. Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication Details
Spongonema tomentosum (Hudson) Kützing 1849: 461

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1849). Species algarum. pp. [i]-vi, [1]-922. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: F.A. Brockhaus.

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Publication date: 23-24 July 1849

Type Species
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Spongonema.

Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Conferva tomentosa Hudson

Type Information
Type locality: "Habitat in fossis et littoribus marinis passim." [It lives here and there in ditches and on the shores of the sea. England]; (Hudson 1762: 480)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), tomentose, i.e., thickly and evenly covered with short more or less adpressed curled or curved matted hairs (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 31 March 1996 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 30 January 2024

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E.A. Molinari Novoa in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 30 January 2024. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 July 2024

 
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