Chylocladia verticillata (Lightfoot) Bliding 1928

Chylocladia verticillata (Lightfoot) Bliding

Current name: Chylocladia verticillata (Lightfoot) Bliding
Chylocladia verticillata; Spiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland 2#62 - 03 April 2011. M.D. Guiry (

Publication Details
Chylocladia verticillata (Lightfoot) Bliding 1928: 69

Published in: Bliding, C. (1928). Studien über die Florideenordnung Rhodymeniales. Lunds Universitets Årsskrift Ny Följd, Andra Afdelingen 24(3): 1-73.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Chylocladia is Chylocladia kaliformis (Goodenough & Woodward) Hooker.

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

Fucus verticillatus Lightfoot

Type Information
Type locality: Jura, Argyll, Scotland; (Irvine & Guiry 1983: 81) Lectotype: BM-K; (Irvine & Guiry 1983: 81)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), verticillate, whorled (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Soft, gelatinous, cylindrical, pinkish to brown-red fronds (often bleached yellow or almost white in sunny habitats), to 300 mm high, filled with a watery mucilage. Main axis simple, jointed, with nodal diaphragms, very slightly constricted at nodes, 2-several branches per node, themselves often branched, with small beaded ultimate ramuli. Very variable in branching pattern, plants of exposed coasts often simple with small terminal tufts of ramuli.

On rocks and stones and epiphytic, lower intertidal and subtidal, generally distributed, common.

Similar Species
Gastroclonium reflexum (Chauvin) Kützing

Created: 31 March 1996 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 16 August 2021

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 16 August 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 23 March 2023

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