Rhodymenia palmata var. marginifera
Rhodymenia palmata var. marginifera Harvey 1849: pl. 217
Original publication: Harvey, W.H. (1849). Phycologia britannica, or, a history of British sea-weeds: containing coloured figures, generic and specific characters, synonymes, and descriptions of all the species of algae inhabiting the shores of the British Islands. pp. text with plates, pls CCXVII-CCLXX [217-270]. London: Reeve & Benham.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a taxonomic synonym of Palmaria palmata (Linnaeus) Weber & Mohr
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), lobed or divided in the manner of an outspread hand with the sinuses between the lobes pointing to the place of attachment (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Distribution by country
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Rhodymenia palmata var. marginifera Harvey)
Europe: Britain (Newton 1931).
In the text to pl. 217, Harvey does not cite the name Fucus palmatus var. marginifer Turner (q.v.) under his var. ß marginifera, only listing Fucus palmatus as described by Stackhouse Ner. Brit. p. 54, t. 12 and Ulva caprina Gunnerus Fl. Nov. vol. ii, p. 126, t. 6, f. 4. Consequently, this is a new name which should be attributed solely to Harvey.
SAG Cultures may be viewed at http://sagdb.uni-goettingen.de/showstrains.php?genus=Rhodymenia&species=palmata
Cultures from the Scandinavian Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Copenhagen (SCCAP) and Protozoa may be viewed at http://www.sccap.dk/search/algaebase.asp?Genus=Rhodymenia&Species=palmata
Created: 27 September 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 01 November 2005 by M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2013. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 20 May 2013.
Algaebase taxon LSID: No taxonomy record found for this level.