Callithamnion spongiosum Harvey 1833

Publication Details
Callithamnion spongiosum Harvey 1833: 346

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1833). Div. II. Confervoideae; Div. III. Gloiocladeae. In: The English Flora of Sir James Edward Smith. Class XXIV. Cryptogamia. Vol. V. (or Vol. II of Dr. Hooker's British flora). Part I. Comprising the Mosses, Hepaticae, Lichens, Characeae and Algae. (Hooker, W.J. Eds), pp. 263-265, 265-266, 326-389, 389-405. London: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans Paternoster-Row.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Callithamnion is Callithamnion corymbosum (Smith) Lyngbye.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Callithamnion granulatum (Ducluzeau) C.Agardh.

Type Information
Lectotype locality: Torquay, Devon, England; (Dixon & Price 1981: 134) Lectotype: Griffiths, Meadfoot; June 1832; TCD; sine numero (Dixon & Price 1981: 134) Notes: Syntype localities: "Kingston" (actually Kingstown) Harbour, now DĂșn Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, coll. W.H. Harvey; Killiney, Co. Dublin, coll. W.H. Harvey (Harvey in Hooker, 1833: 346). Other material: TCD, five specimens. BM, two specimens. BM, one specimen. GL, one specimen. LD Herb. Alg. Agardh 19249 (Dixon & Price, 1981).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), spongy, porous, soft like a wet sponge (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 12 February 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 16 April 2018

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 16 April 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 04 October 2022

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