Cryptopleura ramosa (Hudson) L.Newton 1931
Cryptopleura ramosa (Hudson) L.Newton
Spiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland - 25 May 2011. M.D. Guiry (email@example.com)
Cryptopleura ramosa (Hudson) L.Newton 1931: 332 (as 'ramosum')
Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Ulva ramosa Hudson
Type locality: Lancaster, England; (Silva & al. 1996: 900)
Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), branched, bearing branches (usually many) (Stearn 1973).
This is a marine species.
Thin, membranous, brownish red fronds, to 200 mm long. Frond ± dichotomously divided, becoming irregular in upper parts. Frond often iridescent, with undulate, often proliferous margins, sometimes with flattened hooks or with rhizoidal attachment processes. Very variable in growth form.
On rock and Laminaria hyperborea stipes, lower intertidal and subtidal, generally distributed, common.
Gonimophyllum buffhamii, a minute parasite, occurs occasionally on subtidal plants on southern and western coasts.
Acrosorium venulosum is less translucent and recurved branches are not as strongly recurved.
Created: 31 March 1996 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 28 February 2017
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 28 February 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 02 December 2023