Callithamnion spongiosum Harvey 1833
Callithamnion spongiosum Harvey 1833: 346
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1833). Div. II. Confervoideae; Div. III. Gloiocladeae. In: The English Flora of Sir James Edward Smith. Class XXIV. Cryptogamia. Vol. V. (or Vol. II of Dr. Hooker's British flora). Part I. Comprising the Mosses, Hepaticae, Lichens, Characeae and Algae. (Hooker, W.J. Eds), pp. 263-265, 265-266, 326-389, 389-405. London: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans Paternoster-Row.
Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Callithamnion granulatum (Ducluzeau) C.Agardh.
Lectotype locality: Torquay, Devon, England; (Dixon & Price 1981: 134) Lectotype: Griffiths, Meadfoot; June 1832; TCD; sine numero (Dixon & Price 1981: 134) Notes: Syntype localities: "Kingston" (actually Kingstown) Harbour, now Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, coll. W.H. Harvey; Killiney, Co. Dublin, coll. W.H. Harvey (Harvey in Hooker, 1833: 346). Other material: TCD, five specimens. BM, two specimens. BM, one specimen. GL, one specimen. LD Herb. Alg. Agardh 19249 (Dixon & Price, 1981).
Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), spongy, porous, soft like a wet sponge (Stearn 1973).
This is a marine species.
Created: 12 February 1999 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 16 April 2018
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 16 April 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 29 September 2022