Plocamium dilatatum J.Agardh 1876

Plocamium dilatatum J.Agardh

Current name: Plocamium dilatatum J.Agardh
Butts Reef, Huon River, Tasmania; depth:12 m; det. C. Sanderson - 08 December 2008. Francis Bunker (

Publication Details
Plocamium dilatatum J.Agardh 1876: 347, no fig.

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1876). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen tertium: De Florideis curae posteriores. Epicrisis systematis Floridearum. pp. [ii*-iii*], [i]-[viï], [1]-724. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: apud T.O. Weigel.

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Publication date: Apr-Aug 1876 [TL2]

Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Plocamium is Plocamium vulgare J.V.Lamouroux.

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

Type Information
Type locality: "ad Oras Novas Zelandiae et Tasmaniae" [New Zealand and Tasmania]; (Agardh 1876: 347) Lectotype (Georgetown, Womersley 1994: 387): LD; Herb. Agardh (Womersley 1994: 387)

Origin of Species Name
(Latin), broadened, expanded, spread out, or widened

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Found on coasts of strong to moderate wave action and known from depths of 3-22 m (Womersley 1994: 387).

Created: 21 November 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 24 February 2023

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 24 February 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 24 May 2024

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