Membranoptera alata ( )
Membranoptera alata (Hudson) Stackhouse Murles Point, Co. Donegal, Ireland; to 100 mm long
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Membranoptera alata (Hudson) Stackhouse 1809: 85
Published in: Stackhouse, J. (1809). Tentamen marino-cryptogamicum, ordinem novum; in genera et species distributum, in Classe XXIVta Linnaei sistens. Mémoires de la Société Imperiale des Naturalistes de Moscou 2: -97.
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Membranoptera.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Fucus alatus Hudson
Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), winged (Stearn 1973).
Fucus alatus Hudson 1762
Delesseria alata (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux 1813
Hypophylla alata (Hudson) Stackhouse 1816
Sphaerococcus alatus (Hudson) Wahlenberg 1826
Hypoglossum alatum (Hudson) Kützing 1843
This is a marine species.
(as Membranoptera alata (Hudson) Stackhouse)
English: Winged Weed (Bunker et al. 2010).
Membranous, deep crimson to brownish red fronds, to 200 mm long. With short stipe, well-marked midrib and narrow, wing-like monostromatic margins, pinnately veined, to 12 mm wide (margins sometimes lacking). Branching irregularly dichotomous, frequently proliferating from midribs, apices blunt.
On rocks or on Laminaria hyperborea stipes, lower intertidal and subtidal, generally distributed, common.
Pantoneura angustissima (Turner) Kylin is reported epiphytic on Laminaria hyperborea stipes from the subtidal of N.E. Scotland in winter. This entity is much confused with narrow forms of Membranoptera alata, which become increasingly common northwards.
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Created: 31 March 1996 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 26 June 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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Edelstein, T. & McLachlan, J. (1967). Cystocarps and tetrasporangia on the same thallus in Membranoptera alata and Polysiphonia urceolata. British Phycological Bulletin 3: 185-187.
Molenaar, F.J. & Breeman, A.M. (1997). Latitudinal trends in the growth and reproductive seasonality of Delesseria sanguinea, Membranoptera alata and Phycodrys rubens (Rhodophyta). Journal of Phycology 33: 330-343, 9 figs, 3 tables.
Rietema, H. (1993). Ecotypic differences between Baltic and North Sea populations of Delesseria sanguinea and Membranoptera alata. Botanica Marina 36: 15-21, 7 figs.
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