Aglaothamnion hookeri (Dillwyn) Maggs & Hommersand 1993

Gaillona hookeri (Dillwyn) Athanasiadis

Current name: Gaillona hookeri (Dillwyn) Athanasiadis
Cornwall, England - 22 June 2016. David Fenwick (

Publication Details
Aglaothamnion hookeri (Dillwyn) Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 102

Published in: Maggs, C.A. & Hommersand, M.H. (1993). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 3A. Ceramiales. pp. [i]-xv, 1-444, 129 figs, map. London: HMSO.

Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Aglaothamnion is Aglaothamnion furcellariae (J.Agardh) Feldmann-Mazoyer.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gaillona hookeri (Dillwyn) Athanasiadis.

Conferva hookeri Dillwyn

Type Information
Syntype localities: "On Rocks in the Sea at Cawsie, Murrayshire [Scotland]; Mr. Hooker and Mr. Barter. Holyhead; Rev. Hugh Davies. Bantry Bay ; Miss Hutchins." ; (Dixon & Price 1981: 138) Lectotype (Cawsie, Moray, Scotland): W.J.Hooker and Borrer; undated; TCD; (Dixon & Price 1981: 138) Notes: Dixon & Price (1981: 138) "Type localities: Cawsie [Moray, Scotland], coll. Hooker and Borrer; Holyhead, coll. Davies; Bantry Bay, coll. Hutchins (Dillwyn, 1809 : pi. 106). Lectotype: TCD, Hooker and Borrer, Cawsie, undated, labelled 'Br. Flora C. Hookeri Cawsie Hook. Borrer', in Harvey's hand. Other material: BM(K), three specimens. Comments: Harris (1966) cited a K specimen, supposedly from Holyhead, Anglesey. None of the K material mentioned above is so annotated and the specimen at TCD is the legitimate choice of lectotype."

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 17 May 1996 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 17 February 2020

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