Ceramium botryocarpum A.W.Griffiths ex Harvey 1848

Publication Details
Ceramium botryocarpum A.W.Griffiths ex Harvey 1848: pl. 215

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1848). Phycologia britannica, or, a history of British sea-weeds: containing coloured figures, generic and specific characters, synonymes, and descriptions of all the species of algae inhabiting the shores of the British Islands. pp. text with plates, pls CXLV-CCXVI [145-216]. London: Reeve & Benham.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Ceramium is Ceramium virgatum Roth.

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

Type Information
Syntype localities: Preston Rocks, Paington, Devon, England; (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 45) Lectotype: Griffiths; June 1846; TCD; (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 45) Notes: TCD, BM. Type locality: Preston Rocks, Torbay, Devon, UK (Maggs et al., 2002: 414).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), literally, grape-like fruit (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Epiphytic on perennial algae, such as Cladostephus verticillatus and Laurencia pinnatifida, also growing on silty rock, in upper-shore pools and on open rock around the level of low water of neap tides, in habitats where large brown algae are absent, at moderately sheltered sites (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 47).

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

Last updated: 08 November 2018

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