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Microspongium globosum Reinke 1888

Publication details
Microspongium globosum Reinke 1888: 20

Published in: Reinke, J. (1888). Die braunen Algen (Fucaceen und Phaeosporeen) der Kieler Bucht. Berichte der deutsche botanischen Gesellschaft 6: 14-20.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Microspongium is Microspongium gelatinosum Reinke.

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

Type information
Type locality: Germany: Kieler Bucht (Reinke 1888: 20). Type: KIEL?

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), round like a ball, globose, spherical (Stearn 1985).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Ascocyclus globosus (Reinke) Reinke 1889
Myrionema globosum (Reinke) Foslie 1894
Phycocelis globosa (Reinke) De Toni 1895
Hecatonema globosum (Reinke) Batters 1902

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Hecatonema globosum var. nana A.D.Cotton
Myrionema polycladum Sauvageau 1897
Ectocarpus pulvinatus H.Gran 1897
Myrionema subglobosum Kylin 1907
Phycocelis alariae Norum 1913
Myrionema alariae (Norum) Printz 1926

Taxonomic notes
Guiry (1997) suggest consulting Fletcher (1987) for the synonym between Microspongium globosum and Myrionema polycladum.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Key references
Cormaci, M., Furnari, G., Catra, M., Alongi, G. & Giaccone, G. (2012). Flora marina bentonica del Mediterraneo: Phaeophyceae. Bollettino dell'Accademia Gioenia 45: 1-508.

Fletcher, R.L. (1987). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Vol. 3. Fucophyceae (Phaeophyceae). Part 1. pp. [i]-x, [1]-359, 90 figs, 15 pls. London: British Museum (Natural History).

Nielsen, R. & Lundsteen, S. (2019). Danmarks havalger Bind 2 Brunalger (Phaeophyceae) og Gr√łnalger (Chlorophyta). Scientia Danica. Series B, Biologica 8: [1]-476, col. figs and distributional maps.

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Kristiansen, A.A. (1960). Microspongium globosum, en for Danmark ny brunalge. Botanisk Tidsskrift 56: 251-254.
Russell, G. & Pedersen, P.M. (1994). Microspongium globosum (Algae: Fucophyceae). An addition to the marine flora of Finland. Annals of Botany, Fennici 31: 143-146.
Taskin, E., Ozturk, M. & Wynne M.J. (2006). First report of Microspongium globosum Reinke (Phaeophyceae, Myrionemataceae) in the Mediterranean Sea. Nova Hedwigia 82: 135-142.

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