Acrosorium ciliolatum ( )
Acrosorium ciliolatum (Harvey) Kylin Northern Ireland; subtidal plants with blueish cast
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Acrosorium ciliolatum (Harvey) Kylin 1924: 78
Published in: Kylin, H. (1924). Studien über die Delesseriaceen. Acta Universitatis Lundensis 20(6): 1-111, 80 figs.
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This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Nitophyllum ciliolatum Harvey
Type locality: King George Sound, Western Australia (Womersley 2003: 133). Lectotype: TCD, Herb. Harvey Alg. Aust. Exsic. 297B (Womersley 2003: 133).
Womersley (2003: 133) notes: "The type of Acrosorium ciliolatum has numerous short, slender, "cilia" on the margins and surface.... As Kylin (1929: 13) considered, A. ciliolatum is not specifically distinct from A. venulosum, and is the earliest name for this Acrosorium. Most descriptions under Acrosorium vunulosum or A. uncinatum state "gametophyes unknown". However, a few southern Australian collections (e.g. AD, A31152) with typical uncinate branches and agreeing well with this species, do bear cystocarps, and the description" (given by Womersley 2003) "of female stages is based on these." - (26 Jan 2009) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
(as Acrosorium venulosum (Zanardini) Kylin)
English: Red Hook Weed (Bunker et al. 2010).
Flattened, membranous, deep-red fronds, 30-150(-200) mm long. Frond deeply divided into linear-lanceolate, irregularly branched segments, often terminating in hooks. Margins toothed, often ± proliferous. Frond traversed by network of microscopic veins, macroscopic veins absent. Womersley (2003: 131-133, figs 61, 62A, B) gives descriptions of the thallus and reproduction.
On rocks and epiphytic, lower intertidal and subtidal, widely distributed, occasional. Womersley (2003: 133) gives the following data: Occurs mainly in sheltered situations in calm waters, or deeper water on rough-water coasts.
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Created: 17 September 2003 by Wendy Guiry
Verified by: 27 February 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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Gallardo, T., Secilla, A. & Escudero, M.C. (2008). Sobre la presencia de cistocarpos en Acrosorium ciliolatum (Harvey) Kylin (Delesseriaceae, Rhodophyceae) en la Península Ibérica. Algas, Bol. Soc. Esp. Ficología 40:6-7.
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