Chondracanthus acicularis ( )
Chondracanthus acicularis (Roth) Fredericq New Quay, Co. Clare, Ireland; plants at MLWS
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Chondracanthus acicularis (Roth) Fredericq in Hommersand, Guiry, Fredericq & Leister 1993: 117
Published in: Hommersand, M.H., Guiry, M.D., Fredericq, S. & Leister, G.L. (1993). New perspectives in the taxonomy of the Gigartinaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta). Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 14: 105-120, 41 figs.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Ceramium aciculare Roth
Type locality: Adriatic Sea: "In variis submarinis corporibus" Lectotype: Wulfen’'s (1803: 63) description in the absence of material (epitype) (Dixon & Irvine 1977: 237).
Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), acicular, i.e., narrow, stiff, pointed like a needle (Stearn 1973).
This is a marine species.
(as Chondracanthus acicularis (Roth) Fredericq)
English: Creephorn (Bunker et al. 2010).
Cartilaginous, cylindrical or compressed, purple-red or blackish fronds, sometimes with greenish or whitish spots, to 100 mm long, irregularly bipinnately branched, branches curved, sharply pointed. Base initially discoid, becoming stoloniferous and entangled.
On rocks, lower intertidal, generally uncommon but may be locally common on sheltered, silty shores in the lower intertidal, southern and western shores reaching its northern limit on the mid-western Irish coast.
Gigartina pistillata (S.G. Gmelin) Stackhouse, an uncommon species except in the lower intertidal of south-western shores north to Pembrokeshire in Wales and Waterford in Ireland, forms pinnately branched ultimate branches and is not stoloniferous. Chondracanthus teedei (Roth) Kützing is brownish red in colour, distinctly compressed, regularly pinnately branched, and occurs in a few localities on the south and west coasts of Britain and Ireland.
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Created: 31 March 1996 by M.D. Guiry
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