Champia parvula (C.Agardh) Harvey 1853
Champia parvula (C.Agardh) Harvey 1853: 76
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1853). Nereis boreali-americana; or, contributions towards a history of the marine algae of the atlantic and pacific coasts of North America. Part II. Rhodospermeae. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge 5(5): [i-ii], -258, pls XIII-XXXVI.
Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Chondria parvula C.Agardh
Type locality: Ad Gades [Cadiz, Spain]; (Agardh 1824: 207) Lectotype: Herb. Alg. Agardh, LD; 26022 (Irvine & Guiry 1983: 78)
Origin of Species Name
Adjective A (Latin), very small (Stearn 1973).
This is a marine species.
Soft, gelatinous, pinkish red, Much-branched fronds, densely matted, with blunt apices, to 100 mm high. Axes segmented, with nodal diaphragms, segments about as broad as long, filled with a watery mucilage.
Epiphytic on smaller algae in lower intertidal pools and subtidal, south-west England and Ireland, Channel Islands, locally common.
Created: 31 March 1996 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 13 August 2021
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 13 August 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 09 December 2023