Halurus flosculosus (J.Ellis) Maggs & Hommersand 1993

Halurus flosculosus (J.Ellis) Maggs & Hommersand

Current name: Halurus flosculosus (J.Ellis) Maggs & Hommersand
Collected near Roscoff (F), December 1984 - 29 December 2011. Christine Wosnitza

Publication Details
Halurus flosculosus (J.Ellis) Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 175

Published in: Maggs, C.A. & Hommersand, M.H. (1993). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 3A. Ceramiales. pp. [i]-xv, 1-444, 129 figs, map. London: HMSO.

Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Halurus is Halurus equisetifolius (Lightfoot) Kützing.

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

Basionym
Conferva flosculosa J.Ellis

Type Information
Type locality: Yarmouth, Norfolk, England; (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 175) Lectotype: Ellis’s (1768, pl. 18, fig. E) illustration (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 175)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective A (Latin), wooly, somewhat wooly, or fluffy.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Description
Rather rigid, tufted, uniseriate, ecoritcate, bright red filaments, to 200 mm long. Repeatedly ± dichotomously branched, with frequent short branchlets, axils very acute. Articulations cylindrical, 5-6 times as long as broad in lower parts, shorter distally.

Habitat
On rocks in shady intertidal pools, widely distributed, common.

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

Last updated: 24 November 2023

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