Pterothamnion polyacanthum

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Taxonavigation: Ceramiales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Rhodophyta
Subdivisio: Rhodophytina
Classis: Florideophyceae
Subclassis: Rhodymeniophycidae
Ordo: Ceramiales

Familia: Ceramiaceae
Subfamilia: Ceramioideae
Tribus: Pterothamnieae
Genus: Pterothamnion
Species: Pterothamnion polyacanthum



Pterothamnion polyacanthum (Kützing) Nägeli, 1862


  • Basionym
    • Callithamnion polyacanthum Kützing, 1849
      • Type locality: "Ad littora Britanniae" [probably Kilkee, Co. Clare, Ireland]. Type: not found at L, although there is evidence that it was examined by O. Sundene and P.S. Dixon; according to Sundene's note the missing type was collected at Kilkee, Ireland. Lectotype: Athanasiadis (1996: 59) selected Kützing’s illustration (1861, xi, pl. 83: fig. II), probably collected by W.H. Harvey.


  • Nägeli, C. 1862 '1861'. Beiträge zur Morphologie und Systematik der Ceramiaceae. Sitzungsberichte der Königlichen Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu München 1861(2): 297–415, 30 figs, 1 pl. Hathitrust Reference page. : 376, 414
  • Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2017. Pterothamnion polyacanthum. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Accessed 20 September 2017.