Gloiosiphonia capillaris (Hudson) Carmichael Width of widest axis 240 µm. Blue Pool, Portrush, Co. Antrim, Ireland; about 2 m below CD on scoured bedrock; note the sunken cystocarps;
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Fucus capillaris Hudson 1778: 591
Published in: Hudson, [W.] (1778). Flora anglica; exhibens plantas per regnum Britanniæ sponte crescentes, distributas secundum systema sexuale: cum differentiis specierum, synonymis auctorum, nominibus incolarum, solo locorum, tempore florendi, officinalibus pharmacopæorum. Tomus II. Editio altera, emendata et aucta.. pp. [i], 335-690. Londini [London]: impensis auctoris: prostant venales apud J. Nourse, in the Strand.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gloiosiphonia capillaris (Hudson) Carmichael
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), capillary, hair-like, thread-like (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Syntype localities: Habitat in saxis submarinis; prope Sheerness in insula Shepey [Kent], in Devonia [Devon] et Cornubia [Cornwall] passim. (Hudson 1778: 591). Notes: The type may have been destroyed in a fire: "... but in 1783 the author's house in Panton Street took fire, his collections of insects and many of his plants were destroyed, and the inmates narrowly escaped with their lives. Hudson retired to Jermyn Street." [Wikipedia].
Source of current name
Berkeley, Rev. M.J. (1833). Gleanings of British algae; being an Appendix to the Supplement to English Botany. pp. [i], pls 13-16. London: Sold by the proprietor C.E. Sowerby, 3 Mead Place Westminster Road; G.B. Sowerby, 156, Regent Street; Longman and Co., and Sherwood & Co., Paternoster Row; &c..
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 23 September 2018.