Callithamnion tetricum (Dillwyn) S.F.Gray 1821
Callithamnion tetricum (Dillwyn) S.F.GrayFinavarra, Co. Clare, ireland; plants to 70 mm long - 25 May 2011. M.D. Guiry (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Callithamnion tetricum (Dillwyn) S.F.Gray 1821: 324
Published in: Gray, S.F. (1821). A natural arrangement of British plants, according to their relations to each other, as pointed out by Jussieu, De Candolle, Brown, &c. including those cultivated for use; with an introduction to botany, in which the terms newly introduced are explained; illustrated by figures. pp. vol. 1: [i]-xxviii, - 824, pls I-XXI plates. London: Printed for Baldwin, Cradock & Joy, Paternoster-Row.
Publication date: 1 Nov. 1821
Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Conferva tetrica Dillwyn
Type locality: Common about the Mumbles and in other parts of the Peninsula of Gower; (Dillwyn 1806: pl. 81) Lectotype: P. Thompson A4502; WELT; Herb. Silvanus P.Thompson A 4502 (Dixon & Price 1981: 138) Notes: Dixon & Price (1977: 138): "Type locality: 'Common about the Mumbles and in other parts of the Peninsula of Gower' (Dillwyn, 1806, pi. 81). Lectotype: WELT, Herb. Silvanus P. Thompson A 4502, Dillwyn, Swansea, 1806."
Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), harsh (Newton 1931).
This is a marine species.
Shaggy, rigid, dark brownish red tufts, to 200 mm long, from large discoid base. Main axes and branches corticated, often with weft of adventitious laterals. Branches irregularly alternate, those of final order clothed in alternately pinnate ramuli, which are somewhat attenuate at base and apex, with cells 1-1.5 times as long as broad.
On shady rocks in under fucoid canopies, lower intertidal and subtidal, southern and western coasts, common.
Created: 31 March 1996 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 30 September 2022