Sarcophylla palmata ( )
Palmaria palmata (Linnaeus) F.Weber & D.Mohr Kilkee, Co. Clare, Ireland; mid-shore rock platforms on Mytilus edulis. This is the form known as "Shell Dulse" in English and Creathnach in Irish. It is said to be better to eat than the larger forms. Plants are to about 50 mm long.
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Sarcophylla palmata (Linnaeus) Stackhouse 1816: xi
Published in: Stackhouse, J. (1816). Nereis britannica Editio altera. Nova addita classificatione cryptogamiarum [sic] respectu generis Fuci. pp. [i]-xii, [i]- 68, 20 pls. Oxonii [Oxford]: excudebat S. Collingwood.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Palmaria palmata (Linnaeus) F.Weber & D.Mohr
Fucus palmatus Linnaeus
Type locality: ""Ad oras atlantica"" (Linnaeus 1753: 1162). Lectotype: L 910.184.2889 (Irvine & Guiry 1983: 68). Notes: Linnaeus's description was taken from Van Royen (1740) and a lectotype has been selected from his herbarium (which Linnaeus examined).
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.
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Source of current name
[Weber, F. & Mohr, D.M.H.] (1805). Einige Worte über unsre bisherigen, hauptsächlich carpologischen Zergliederungen von kryptogamischen Seegewächsen. Beiträge zur Naturkunde 1: 204-329.
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Verified by: 01 August 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 18 June 2019.