Callithamnion granulatum (Ducluzeau) C.Agardh 1828

Callithamnion granulatum (Ducluzeau) C.Agardh

Callithamnion granulatum (Ducluzeau) C.Agardhmicroscope, spermatangial branches, Marseille, France, 2011Ignacio Bárbara (

Publication Details
Callithamnion granulatum (Ducluzeau) C.Agardh 1828: 177

Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1828). Species algarum rite cognitae, cum synonymis, differentiis specificis et descriptionibus succinctis. Voluminis secundi. Sectio prior. pp. [i]-lxxvi, [i]-189. Gryphiae [Greifswald]: sumptibus Ernesti Mauriti [Ernst Mauritius].

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Publication date: Sept-Dec 1828

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

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

Ceramium granulatum Ducluzeau

Type Information
Type locality: Sètge, Hérault, France; (Silva & al. 1996: 384)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), granulate (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Tufted, purplish to bleached yellow fronds, filaments uniseriate, corticated below, to 150 mm long. Main axis much branched, irregularly and repeatedly, all thickly clothed with short, repeatedly dichotomous ramuli with wide axils. Articulations 2-3 times as long as broad.

Typically epiphytic on Corallina officinalis, also mussels, lower intertidal, on exposed coasts, widely distributed but more common on south and west coasts, largely replaced by C. arbuscula in the north.

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

Last updated: 17 February 2020

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 17 February 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 04 October 2022

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