Ahnfeltia plicata (Hudson) E.M.Fries 1836
Ahnfeltia plicata (Hudson) E.M.FriesCambre, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2008Ignacio Bárbara (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ahnfeltia plicata (Hudson) E.M.Fries 1836: 310
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Ahnfeltia.
Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Fucus plicatus Hudson
Type locality: Habitat in littoribus marinis [Dwells on marine shores, England]; (Hudson 1762: 470) Lectotype: BM; (Dixon & Irvine 1977: 213) Notes: Lectotype: BM. An unlocalized, undated Hudson specimen accepted as of provisional lectotype status. England.
Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), folded into pleats or furrows, usually longitudinally (Stearn 1973).
This is a marine species.
Gametophytes horny, cylindrical, blackish fronds, narrow (1 mm diam.), irregularly subdichotomously branched, to 120 mm high, from a thin crustose base of up to 200 mm diam. Branches with rounded axils and blunt, often bleached tips and growing through shell fragments. Tetrasporophyte (Porphyrodiscus-phase) a thin violet crust , generally found in association with the gametophytes.
On rock, mid-intertidal to sublittoral, especially common on sand-covered rocks, widely distributed, common.
Created: 30 March 1996 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 19 May 2022
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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 19 May 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 13 August 2022