Ceramium virgatum Roth 1797

Ceramium virgatum Roth

Current name: Ceramium virgatum Roth
Collected near Roscoff (F), December 1984 - 29 December 2011. Christine Wosnitza

Publication Details
Ceramium virgatum Roth 1797: 148, pl. VIII [8]: fig. 1

Published in: Roth, A.W. (1797). Catalecta botanica quibus plantae novae et minus cognitae describuntur atque illustrantur. Fasc. 1. pp. [i]-viii, [1]-244 [1-2, index, pls], 8 pls. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: in Bibliopolo I.G. Mülleriano.

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Type Species
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Ceramium.

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

Type Information
Neotype locality: South Harbour, Helgoland, North Sea; (Maggs, Ward, McIvor, Evans, Rueness & Stanhope 2002: 413) Epitype: Fig. 2 (epitype) 7 January 1999; very sheltered; ELWST, on wall, epiphytic on various algae; BM; (Maggs, Ward, McIvor, Evans, Rueness & Stanhope 2002: 412, 413, 410) Notes: One of the Helgoland specimens (fig. 2) of sample number 496 is designated by Maggs et al. (2002: 412) as epitype. They note that Roth's (1797) figure (pl. 8, fig.1) is based on a specimen collected at Eckwarden but as there is no naturally occurring solid substratum at this site, it is likely that Roth's material was obtained from drift. Samples from the lower intertidal zone of the nearby rocky island of Helgoland resemble Roth's (1797) illustration of C. virgatum (Fig. 1).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), twiggy, long and slender or streaked, rod-like (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 07 June 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 26 April 2024

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