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Dudresnaya verticillata (Withering) Le Jolis 1863

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


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Dudresnaya verticillata (Withering) Le Jolis
Selce, northern Croatia. 26 Mar 2011. Mat Vestjens & Anne Frijsinger. © Mat Vestjens & Anne Frijsinger (annenmat@natuurlijkmooi.net).

Dudresnaya verticillata (Withering) Le Jolis
Spain; carpogonial branch. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Dudresnaya verticillata (Withering) Le Jolis
Spain; carpogonia. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Dudresnaya verticillata (Withering) Le Jolis
Spain. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Dudresnaya verticillata (Withering) Le Jolis
Spain; carpogonial branch. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Dudresnaya verticillata (Withering) Le Jolis
Spain. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Dudresnaya verticillata (Withering) Le Jolis
Spain; main axis of a lateral branch. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Dudresnaya verticillata (Withering) Le Jolis
Spain; on maerl. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Dudresnaya verticillata (Withering) Le Jolis
Madeira. Peter Wirtz. © Peter Wirtz (peterwirtz2004@yahoo.com ).


Halymenia durvillei var. fimbriata Zanardini

Dudresnaya verticillata (Withering) Le Jolis Spain; on maerl
© Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es)

Publication details
Dudresnaya verticillata (Withering) Le Jolis 1863: 117

Published in: Le Jolis, A. (1863). Liste des algues marines de Cherbourg. Mémoires de la Société Impériale des Sciences Naturelles de Cherbourg 10: 5-168, pls I-IV.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Dudresnaya is Dudresnaya coccinea (C.Agardh) P.Crouan & H.Crouan.

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

Ulva verticillata Withering

Type information
Sea Coast: Major Velly [probably south coast of England] (Withering 1796: 127). Lectotype: undated; BM (Irvine 1983: 12). Notes: The Velley specimen accepted provisionally as lectotype is unlocalised. Thomas Velley (1748?–1806), matriculated from St. John's College, Oxford, on 19 March 1766, and graduated B.C.L. in 1772. He became lieutenant-colonel of the Oxford militia, and was made D.C.L. of the university in 1787. He resided for many years at Bath, and devoted himself to botany, and especially to the study of algæ, collecting chiefly along the south coast. He was the friend and correspondent of Sir James Edward Smith, Dawson Turner , John Stackhouse, and became a fellow of the Linnean Society in 1792. Jumping from a runaway stage-coach at Reading on 6 June 1806, he fell and suffered a concussion of the brain, from which he died on 8 June. His extensive and annotated herbarium, illustrated by numerous dissections and microscopic drawings of grasses and other flowering plants, and especially of algæ, which occupy eight folio volumes, was purchased from his widow by William Roscoe for the Liverpool Botanical Garden. Sir James Edward Smith in 1798 gave the name Velleia, in his honour, to an Australasian genus of flowering plants. Velley's only independent work was ‘Coloured Figures of Marine Plants found on the Southern Coast of England, illustrated with Descriptions …,’ London, 1795, folio, pp. 38, with five coloured plates. He is credited with four papers in the Royal Society's ‘Catalogue’ (vi. 131), of which the last is, however, the work of Sir J. E. Smith [Extracted from http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Velley,_Thomas_(DNB00)].

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), verticillate, whorled (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Ulva verticillata Withering 1796
Rivularia verticillata (Withering) J.E.Smith 1813

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Ulva coccinea Poiret 1808
Borrichius gelatinosus S.F.Gray 1821
Dudresnaya coccinea (C.Agardh) P.Crouan & H.Crouan 1835

Habitat notes
Epilithic and occasionally epiphytic: upper sublittoral to at least 13 m, often on pebbles, maerl and gravel, tolerant of tidal streams (Irvine 1983). - (22 Apr 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Dudresnaya verticillata (Withering) Le Jolis)
English: Dudresnay's Whorled Weed (Bunker & al. 2010).

Gelatinous, bushy, crimson fronds, to 250 mm long. Central axis polysiphonous, much branched, clothed with close-set whorls of short, repeatedly dichotomously branched monosiphonous ramui, 3-4 mm wide.

On rocks, low intertidal (rarely) and subtidal, widely distributed, a rare, sporadic summer annual.

Similar species
Schmitzia neapolitana and Crouania attenuata.

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Key references
Irvine, L.M. (1983). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 2A. Cryptonemiales (sensu stricto), Palmariales, Rhodymeniales. pp. [i]-xii, [1]-115. London: British Museum (Natural History).

Lin, S.-M. & Hommersand, M.H. (2016). Developmental morphology and phylogeny of Paraglossum amsleri sp. nov. (Delesseriaceae, Rhodophyta), a species from Antarctica previously known as Delesseria lancifolia. Phycologia 55(1): 21-32.

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

Robins, P.A. & Kraft, G.T. (1985). Morphology of the type and Australian species of Dudresnaya (Dumontiaceae, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 24: 1-34, 129 figs.

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..

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Feldmann, G. (1955). Développement comparé des spores du Dudresnaya verticillata (Withering) Le Jolis et de l'Acrosymphyton purpuriferum (C. Ag.) Sjöstedt. Rev Gen Bot 62: 629-639.
Schotter, G. (1953). Un nouveau cas de frutification anormale chez Dudresnaya verticillata (With.) Le Jolis. Bulletin de la Société d’Histoire Naturelle de l’Afrique du Nord 44: 385-389.

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