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Rhodophyllis divaricata (Stackhouse) Papenfuss

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gigartinales
Family Cystocloniaceae
Genus Rhodophyllis


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Rhodophyllis divaricata (Stackhouse) Papenfuss
with Erytroglossum laciniatum and Cryptopleura ramosa, Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2015. 24 Dec 2016. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Rhodophyllis divaricata (Stackhouse) Papenfuss
transverse section with zonate tetrasporangia, Ría of Ferrol, Galicia, Spain, 2014. Ignacio Barbara. © Ignacio Barbara.

Rhodophyllis divaricata (Stackhouse) Papenfuss
Ría de Arousa, Galicia, Spain, 2008. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Rhodophyllis divaricata (Stackhouse) Papenfuss
microscope, Ría de Arousa, Galicia, Spain, 2008; tetrasporangia. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Rhodophyllis divaricata (Stackhouse) Papenfuss
microscope, Ría de Arousa, Galicia, Spain, 2008; TS thallus. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Rhodophyllis divaricata (Stackhouse) Papenfuss
Spain, Galicia, A Coruña, Ártabra, 2005; superficial and TS microscope view. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).


Rhodophyllis divaricata (Stackhouse) Papenfuss microscope, Ría de Arousa, Galicia, Spain, 2008; tetrasporangia
© Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es)

Publication details
Rhodophyllis divaricata (Stackhouse) Papenfuss 1950: 190

Published in: Papenfuss, G.F. (1950). Review of the genera of algae described by Stackhouse. Hydrobiologia 2: 181-208.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Rhodophyllis is Rhodophyllis bifida (Greville) Kützing.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Bifida divaricata Stackhouse

Type information
Type locality: Hampshire, England (Dixon & Irvine 1977: 199). Lectotype: original description (Hudson 1778) in the absence of material (Dixon & Irvine 1977: 199).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), divaricate, spreading at a wide angle (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Bifida divaricata Stackhouse 1809

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Rhodophyllis bifida var. incrassata Harvey
Rhodophyllis bifida var. latifrons Holmes & Batters
Fucus bifidus Hudson 1778
Rhodymenia bifida Greville 1830
Rhodophyllis bifida (Greville) Kützing 1847
Leptophyllium bifidum (Greville) Nägei 1847
Rhodophyllis appendiculata J.Agardh 1851

Taxonomic notes
According to Dixon & Irvine (1977), this must be typified by the original description of Fucus bifidus Hudson, in the absence of material. - (30 Sep 2014) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Rhodophyllis divaricata (Stackhouse) Papenfuss)
English: Leafy Rose Weed (Bunker & al. 2010).

Translucent, membranous, carmine fronds, dichotomously divided from base, in dense globose tufts to 100 mm high. Segments with rounded apices, veins absent, margins smooth or fringed with leafy processes.

On rocks, shells and epiphytic, subtidal, widely distributed, common.

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Key references
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. I. pp. [i]-xxxxviii, 1-762. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.

Dixon, P.S. & Irvine, L.M. (1977). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 1. Introduction, Nemaliales, Gigartinales. pp. [i]-xi, [1]-252, 90 figs. London: British Museum (Natural History).

Dixon, P.S. & Irvine, L.M. (1977). Miscellaneous notes on algal taxonomy and nomenclature. IV. Botaniska Notiser 120: 137-141.

Loiseaux-de Goër, S. & Noailles, M.-C. (2008). Algues de Roscoff. pp. [1]-215, col. figs. Roscoff: Editions de la Station Biologique de Roscoff.

Nielsen, R. & Lundsteen, S. (2019). Danmarks havalger Bind 1 Rødalger (Rhodophyta). Scientia Danica. Series B, Biologica 7: [1]-398, col. figs and distributional maps.

Rodríguez-Prieto, C., Ballesteros, E., Boisset, F. & Afonso-Carrillo, J. (2013). Guía de las macroalgas y fanerógamas marinas del Mediterráneo occidental. pp. [1]-656. Barcelona: Ediciones Omega, S.A..

Skelton, P.A. & South, G.R. (2007). The benthic marine algae of the Samoan Archipelago, South Pacific, with emphasis on the Apia District. Nova Hedwigia Beihefte 132: 1-350.

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López-Hernández, M., Gil-Rodríguez, M.C. & Afonso-Carrillo, J. (1990). Sobre la presencia de Rhodophyllis divaricata (Stachkouse) Papenfuss (Rhodophyllidaceae Engler, Rhodophyta) en el Archipielago Canario. Homenaje al profesor Dr. Telesforo Bravo 1: 479-482.

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