Catenella caespitosa (Withering) L.M.Irvine 1976
Catenella caespitosa (Withering) L.M.Irvine
Catenella caespitosa Curragh, Co. Waterford, Ireland - 27 August 2010. Michael Guiry (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Catenella caespitosa (Withering) L.M.Irvine 1976: 590
Published in: Parke, M. & Dixon, P.S. (1976). Check-list of British marine algae - third revision. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 56: 527-594.
The type species (holotype) of the genus Catenella is Catenella opuntia (Goodenough & Woodward) Greville.
Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Ulva caespitosa Withering
Type locality: "Side Rocks, Anglesey", Wales; (Silva & al. 1996: 280) Holotype: OXF; (Dixon & Irvine 1977: 190)
Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), growing in patches or tufts, caespitose (Stearn 1973).
This is a marine species.
Mat of interlaced blackish purple fronds, 20 mm high, irregularly branched, constricted into flattened segments like tiny Prickly Pear cacti, from creeping stolons with discoid attachments.
On sheltered shady rocks or soil near high tide level, often beneath Fucus spiralis, generally distributed, abundant.
Created: 31 March 1996 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 25 June 2021
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 25 June 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 March 2023