Scinaia trigona (Clemente)
Scinaia trigona (Clemente) Trevisan 1848: 145, adnot.
Published in: Dixon, P.S. & Irvine, L.M. (1977). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 1. Introduction, Nemaliales, Gigartinales. pp. [i]-xi, -252, 90 figs. London: British Museum (Natural History).
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Scinaia furcellata (Turner) J.Agardh
Fucus trigonus Clemente
Syntype localities: Cádiz, Puerto de Santa María and Rota, Spain (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 114).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), tigone, thickening of angles [of cells] (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Cylindrical, gelatinous but firm, brownish-red fronds, 5 mm wide, 100 mm long, dichotomously branched from a small discoid base.
On stones, shells and maerl in the shallow subtidal of southern and western coasts north to Pembroke and Galway, not common.
Firmly gelatinous with cylindrical thallus. Lack of constrictions.
S. interrupta is larger and lighter in colour and mature plants are frequently consticted.
Source of current name
Cremades, J. (1993). Contribución al conocimiento de la obra ficológica de Simón de Rojas Clemente (1777-1827) y tipificación de los nuevos nombres de su Ensayo. Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid 51(1): 3-32, 10 figs.
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.
Created: 31 March 1996 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 03 April 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 17 September 2019.