Osmundea ramosissima , nom. illeg.
Osmundea ramosissima Athanasiadis 1996: 119, nom. illeg.
Published in: Athanasiadis, A. (1996). Taxonomisk litteratur och biogeografi av Skandinaviska rödalger och brunalger. pp. 1-280, 1 map. Göteborg: Algologia.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Osmundea oederi (Gunnerus) G.Furnari
Fucus ramosissimus Oeder
Type locality: Stavanger (Athanasiadis 1996: 119). Lectotype: original illustration (Athanasiadis 1996: 119).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), much branched.
Illegitimate substitute name according to Serio et al. (2008:124). - (27 Aug 2011) - M.D. Guiry
For the distinctions between this entity and Osmundea truncata see Nam, Maggs, McIvor & Stanhope (2000).
Specimens previously identified as Laurencia platycephala largely belong here (Nam et al., 2000).
According to Nam, Maggs, McIvor & Stanhope (2000), the entity currently called Osmundea ramosissima occurs in Atlantic France, Britain, Ireland, Helgoland and Norway; Mediterranean records of this species, together with most Mediterranean records of Osmundea pinnatifida (= Laurencia pinnatifida) should be referred to Osmundea truncata.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Serio, D., Petrocelli, A., Cormaci, M., Cecere, E. & Furnari, G. (2008). First record of Osmundea oederi (Gunnerus) G. Furnari comb. nov. (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta) from the Mediterranean Sea. Cryptogamie, Algologie 29: 119-127.
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. II. pp. , 763-1504. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.
Created: 30 December 1998 by M.D. Guiry
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