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Bifurcaria brassicaeformis (Kützing) E.S.Barton

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Fucophycidae
Order Fucales
Family Sargassaceae
Genus Bifurcaria

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Bifurcaria brassicaeformis (Kützing) E.S.Barton
Fish Hoek, Western Cape, South Africa, August 2009. 09 Dec 2011. Robert Anderson. © Robert Anderson (anderson@botzoo.uct.ac.za).

Bifurcaria brassicaeformis (Kützing) E.S.Barton
Boulders, Simon's Town, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. 22 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Bifurcaria brassicaeformis (Kützing) E.S.Barton
Boulders, Simon's Town, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; zone of Bifurcaria with Ecklonia maxima below. 22 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Bifurcaria brassicaeformis (Kützing) E.S.Barton
Boulders, Simon's Town, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. 22 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Bifurcaria brassicaeformis (Kützing) E.S.Barton
Boulders, Simon's Town, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; lower intertidal. 22 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Bifurcaria brassicaeformis (Kützing) E.S.Barton
Boulders, Simon's Town, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; top belt with Ecklonia maxima below. 22 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Bifurcaria brassicaeformis (Kützing) E.S.Barton
Platboom, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; lower intertidal rock. 21 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Bifurcaria brassicaeformis (Kützing) E.S.Barton
Platboom, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; lower intertidal rocks. 21 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Bifurcaria brassicaeformis (Kützing) E.S.Barton
Platboom, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; lower intertidal rock; 10.5 mm lens; Cape of Good Hope in background. 21 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Bifurcaria brassicaeformis (Kützing) E.S.Barton
Platboom, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; lower intertidal rock. 20 Sep 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

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Bifurcaria brassicaeformis (Kützing) E.S.Barton Boulders, Simon's Town, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; lower intertidal
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Bifurcaria brassicaeformis (Kützing) E.S.Barton 1893: 82

Published in: Barton, E.S. (1893). A provisional list of the marine algae of the Cape of Good Hope. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign 31: 53-56, 81-84, 110-114, 138-144, 171-177, 202-210.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Bifurcaria is Bifurcaria tuberculata Stackhouse.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Brassicophycus brassicaeformis (Kützing) Draisma, Ballesteros, F.Rousseau & T.Thibaut

Basionym
Pycnophycus brassicaeformis Kützing

Type information
Type locality: Cape of Good Hope, South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 642).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Draisma, S.G.A., Ballesteros, E., Rousseau, F. & Thibaut, T. (2010). DNA sequence data demonstrate the polyphyly of the genus Cystoseira and other Sargassaceae genera (Phaeophyceae). Journal of Phycology 46(6): 1329-1345.

Key references
Braune, W. (2008). Meeresalgen. Ein Farbbildführer zu den verbreiteten benthischen Grün- Braun- und Rotalgen der Weltmeere. pp. [1]-596, pls 1-266 (colour photographs). Ruggell: A.R.G. Gantner Verlag.

Cho, G.Y, Rousseau, F., Reviers, B. de & Boo, S.M. (2006). Phylogenetic relationships within the Fucales (Phaeophyceae) assessed by the photosystem I coding psaA sequences. Phycologia 45: 512-519.

Created: 07 February 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 07 February 2011 by Wendy Guiry

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Isaac, W.E. (1951). Observations on the ecology of Bifurcaria brassicaeformis (Kütz) Barton. Journal of Ecology 39(1): 94-105, 5 figs, 1 table, {Plate 8.

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Wendy 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 20 February 2019.

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