Acrochaetium microscopicum (Nägeli ex Kützing) Nägeli 1858
Acrochaetium microscopicum (Nägeli ex Kützing) Nägeli
Hawaii; growing on Chaetomorpha; scale 20 µm - 12 August 2011. J.M. Huisman
Acrochaetium microscopicum (Nägeli ex Kützing) Nägeli 1858: 532, footnote
Published in: Nägeli, C. & Cramer, C. (1858). Die Stärkekörner: Morphologische, physiologische, chemisch-physicalische und systematisch-botanische Monographie. Pflanzenphysiologische Untersuchungen. 2. Heft. pp. [i]-x, -623, pls XI-XXVI. Zürich: bei Fredrich Schultness.
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Acrochaetium is Acrochaetium secundatum (Lyngbye) Nägeli.
Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Callithamnion microscopicum Nägeli ex Kützing
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).
This is a marine species.
Created: 28 June 1996 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 16 January 2020
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 16 January 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 27 March 2023