Lomentaria orcadensis (Harvey) Collins 1937

Lomentaria orcadensis (Harvey) Collins

Current name: Lomentaria orcadensis (Harvey) Collins
microscope, tetrasporangia and cystocarp, Brittany, France, 2011Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es)

Publication Details
Lomentaria orcadensis (Harvey) Collins 1937: 227

Published in: Taylor, W.R. (1937). Notes on North Atlantic marine algae. I. Papers of the Michigan Academy of Science 22: 225-233.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Lomentaria is Lomentaria articulata (Hudson) Lyngbye.

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

Basionym
Chrysymenia orcadensis Harvey

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), pertaining to the Orkney Islands off northern Scotland (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Description
Compressed crimson frond, to 40 mm (usually much smaller). Somewhat ovate, with flattened lateral branches distally, arising from creeping, narrowly cylindrical stolons. Main fronds and branches with narrow bases and blunt apices, hollow, with consticted nodes.

Habitat
On rock and Laminaria hyperborea holdfasts, lower intertidal pools and subtidal, on exposed shores, widely distributed, probably frequent but often overlooked.

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 16 June 2024

 
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