Bostrychia scorpioides (Hudson) Montagne 1842
Bostrychia scorpioides (Hudson) MontagneSilver Strand, Co. Galway, Ireland; growing amongst flowering plants in saltmarsh - 01 April 2002. Michael Guiry (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bostrychia scorpioides (Hudson) Montagne 1842: 661
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Bostrychia.
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Fucus scorpioides Hudson
Type locality: "Habitat in littore Sussexiano; at Selsey-Island plentifully. Dr Dill[enius]. R. Syn. [Selsey, Sussex, England]; (Hudson 1762: 471) Notes: Selsey (meaning Seal Island) West Sussex was once an island. It is likely that the type was collected in the saltmarshes west of Selsey Bill by Dillenius. Dixon & Irvine (1982: 96) selected as "holotype" the illustration in Ray (1724: pl. 2: fig. 6) on the basis that Hudson based his description on Ray. The material upon which the illustration is based is in Dillenius's herbarium at OXF). Art 9.1 [Melbourne Code] specifies "A holotype of a name of a species or infraspecific taxon is the one specimen or illustration [prior to 2007] used by the author, or designated by the author as the nomenclatural type."
This is a marine species.
On muddy shores near high-water mark, on lower stems of saltmarsh flowering plants, widely distirbuted, locally abundant.
Created: 31 March 1996 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 30 July 2020
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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 30 July 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 08 December 2022