Chylocladia kaliformis (Goodenough & Woodward) Hooker 1833

Publication Details
Chylocladia kaliformis (Goodenough & Woodward) Hooker 1833: 297

Published in: [Hooker, W.J.] (1833). Div. I. Inarticulatae. In: The English Flora of Sir James Edward Smith. Class XXIV. Cryptogamia. Vol. V. (or Vol. II of Dr. Hooker's British flora). Part I. Comprising the Mosses, Hepaticae, Lichens, Characeae and Algae. (Hooker, W.J. Eds), pp. 250-259. London: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans Paternoster-Row.

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Type Species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Chylocladia.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Chylocladia verticillata (Lightfoot) Bliding.

Basionym
Fucus kaliformis Goodenough & Woodward

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Description
Soft, gelatinous, cylindrical, pinkish to brown-red fronds (often bleached yellow or almost white in sunny habitats), to 300 mm high, filled with a watery mucilage. Main axis simple, jointed, with nodal diaphragms, very slightly constricted at nodes, 2-several branches per node, themselves often branched, with small beaded ultimate ramuli. Very variable in branching pattern, plants of exposed coasts often simple with small terminal tufts of ramuli.

Habitat
On rocks and stones and epiphytic, lower intertidal and subtidal, generally distributed, common.

Similar Species
Gastroclonium reflexum (Chauvin) K├╝tzing

Created: 10 February 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 16 August 2021

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 16 August 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 23 May 2024

 
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