Erythroglossum laciniatum ( ) &
Erythroglossum laciniatum (Lightfoot) Maggs & Hommersand microscope surface view of tetrasporangia, lower intertidal, North of Portugal, 2007
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Erythroglossum laciniatum (Lightfoot) Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 219
Published in: Maggs, C.A. & Hommersand, M.H. (1993). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 3A. Ceramiales. pp. [i]-xv, 1-444, 129 figs, map. London: HMSO.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Ulva laciniata Lightfoot
Type locality: Iona [Scotland] (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 92). Type: undated; BM 000807060 Notes: Index Nominum Algarum notes that type informtion is fide Maggs & Hommersand (1993).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), slashed into narrow divisions with tapering, pointed incisions (Stearn 1973).
Ulva laciniata Lightfoot 1777
Porphyra laciniata (Lightfoot) C.Agardh 1824
Porphyra umbilicalis var. laciniata (Lightfoot) Ruprecht 1850
Porphyra umbilicalis f. laciniata (Lightfoot) Thuret 1863
Porphyra umbilicalis subsp. laciniata (Lightfoot) J.Agardh 1883
Polyneura laciniata (Lightfoot) P.S.Dixon 1983
See Maggs & Hommersand (1993: 219).
Records of Erythroglossum sandrianum (Zanardini) Kylin from the Atlantic refer to this species (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 219).
This is a marine species.
Japanese: Hoshinori, Asakusa-nori, Asakusa nori (Kirby 1953).
(as Erythroglossum laciniatum (Lightfoot) Maggs & Hommersand)
English: Flat Tongue Weed (Bunker et al. 2010).
Crisp, rather rigid, flattened, fan-shaped, dark purplish red fronds, sometimes with blue iridescence underwater, entire to deeply cleft into wedge- or ribbon-shaped segments, to 300 mm long. Stipe to 25 mm long, from discoid base. Venation palmate, with no distinct midrib, veins anstomosing, microscopic veins present in young parts. Polystromatic in older portion, monostromatic distally.
On rocks and epiphytic, deep lower intertidal pools and subtidal to 30 m where it is a frequent component of the Laminaria hyperborea understorey vegetation; southern and western shores east to Kent and north to Ross and Cromarty and widely distributed in Ireland, frequent subtidally.
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. II. pp. , 763-1504. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.
Wynne, M.J. (2014 '2013'). The red algal families Delesseriaceae and Sarcomeniaceae. pp. -326, 118 figs. Königstein: Koeltz Scientific Books.
Created: 17 May 1996 by M.D. Guiry
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