Bonnemaisonia asparagoides (Woodward) C.Agardh 1822
Bonnemaisonia asparagoides (Woodward) C.Agardh
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Bonnemaisonia asparagoides (Woodward) C.Agardh 1822: 197
Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1822). Species algarum rite cognitae, cum synonymis, differentiis specificis et descriptionibus succinctis. Volumen primum pars posterior. pp. [v-vi], 169-398. Lundae [Lund]: ex officina Berlingiana.
Publication date: probably Oct 1822
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Bonnemaisonia.
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Fucus asparagoides Woodward
Type locality: Norfolk, England; (Woodward 1794) Lectotype: original illustration (Woodward 1794: pl. 6)
This is a marine species.
Gametophyte with feathery fronds, much branched, to 250 mm long, main axis cylindrical or slightly compressed, to 3 mm wide, from small discoid base. Branches alternate, distichous, covered with alternating, spinelike corticated ramuli about 2 mm long in one plane. Tetrasporophyte (Hymenoclonium-phase) a minute prostrate disc 2-4 mm diam.
The gametophytes are summer annuals (May-September) found on rock, very low intertidal or subtidal (to 30 m), widely distributed, frequent. Sporophyte subtidal, on shells, stones, etc., very rare.
Short, almost spiny branchlets in two rows; specimens also degenerate quick unless kept in water and in a cool place.
B. hamifera is less common and more seasonal (March to June, inclusive, and has distinctive and unique crozier-shaped modified branches that hook on to other algae; Naccaria wiggii is even less common and has branchlet that grow radially on the axes.
Created: 31 March 1996 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 17 February 2020
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 17 February 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 31 May 2023