Ahnfeltia plicata (Hudson) E.M.Fries 1836

Ahnfeltia plicata (Hudson) E.M.Fries

Current name: Ahnfeltia plicata (Hudson) E.M.Fries
Collected near Roscoff (F), Dec 1984 - 29 December 2011. Christine Wosnitza

Publication Details
Ahnfeltia plicata (Hudson) E.M.Fries 1836: 310

Published in: Fries, E.M. (1836). Corpus florarum provincialium Sueciae. I. Floram scanicam. pp. 193-346. Upsaliae [Uppsala]: excudebant Regiae Acad. Typographi.

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Type Species
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 Information
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 1983).

General Environment
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: 26 April 2024

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 26 April 2024. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 16 July 2024

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