Plocamium violaceum Farlow 1877

Plocamium violaceum Farlow

Current name: Plocamium violaceum Farlow
Panama. Branch apex showing series of 3–4 unilaterally incurved; lowermost unbranched branchDiane Littler (

Publication Details
Plocamium violaceum Farlow 1877: 240, no fig.

Published in: Farlow, W.G. (1877). On some algae new to the United States. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 12: 235-245.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Plocamium is Plocamium vulgare J.V.Lamouroux.

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

Type Information
Syntype localities: Santa Cruz (LT fide Smith 1944: 265) and San Diego, California, U.S.A; (Farlow 1877: 240) Type: Anderson (Santa Cruz); Cleveland (Sand Diego); (Index Nominum Algarum) Notes: Santa Cruz chosen as lectotype locality by Smith (1944: 265).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), violet, refers to the blue-red colours nearer blue (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 14 April 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 10 November 2021

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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 10 November 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 22 April 2024

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