Porphyra dioica J.Brodie & L.M.Irvine 1997

Porphyra dioica J.Brodie & L.M.Irvine

Current name: Porphyra dioica J.Brodie & L.M.Irvine
middle intertidial, North of Spain - 24 October 2011. Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es)

Publication Details
Porphyra dioica J.Brodie & L.M.Irvine 1997: 286, figs 1, 3-15

Published in: Brodie, J. & Irvine, L.M. (1997). A comparison of Porphyra dioica sp. nov. and P. purpurea (Roth) C. Ag. (Rhodophyta: Bangiophycidae) in Europe. Cryptogamie Algologie 18: 283-297.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Porphyra is Porphyra purpurea (Roth) C.Agardh.

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

Type Information
Type locality: Sidmouth, Devon, England; (Brodie & Irvine 1997: 286) Holotype: J. Brodie; Oct. 9. 1996; BM; (Brodie & Irvine 1997: 286) Notes: Isotypes: (PC), (B), (NRCC), (GALW), (SAP)

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Membranous, monostromatic, olive-green to brown-purple or blackish fronds, to 500 mm long and 200 mm wide, from short stipe and basal holdfast.

On rock in interdidal, mainly on semi-exposed shores hanging downwards from rocks embedded in sand or affected by sand. Most common in spring and early summer; widely distributed.

Key Characteristics
Dioecious and habitat.

Similar Species
Porphyra purpurea, which is monoecious.

Created: 07 June 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 29 March 2021

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 29 March 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 15 July 2024

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