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Rhodymenia holmesii Ardissone 1893

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Rhodymeniales
Family Rhodymeniaceae
Genus Rhodymenia


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Rhodymenia holmesii Ardissone
subtidal, Ría de Ferrol, Galicia, Spain, 2016. 24 Dec 2016. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Rhodymenia holmesii Ardissone
East of the Skerries, Portrush, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland. 06 Aug 2013. Francis Bunker. © Francis Bunker (fbunker@marineseen.com).

Rhodymenia holmesii Ardissone
South of Portugal, 2010. 09 Dec 2011. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).


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Rhodymenia holmesii Ardissone South of Portugal, 2010
© Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es)

Publication details
Rhodymenia holmesii Ardissone 1893: 682

Published in: Ardissone, F. (1893). Note alla phycologia Mediterranea. Rendiconti Istituto Lombardo Accademia di Scienze e Lettere, Serie II 26(17): 674-690.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Rhodymenia is Rhodymenia palmetta (Stackhouse) Greville.

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

Type information
Type locality: Sussex, England (Athanasiadis 1996: 85). Type: BM

Named for Edward Morell Holmes (1842-1930), British phycologist and collector.

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Halymenia palmetta var. ellisiae Duby 1830
Rhodymenia palmetta var. ellisiae (Duby) Lily Newton 1931
Rhodymenia pseudopalmata var. ellisiae (Duby) Guiry 1975

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Rhodymenia holmesii Ardissone)
English: Holmes's Rose Weed (Bunker & al. 2010).

Flattened, fan- or V-shaped, somewhat cartilaginous, brown-red fronds, to 100 mm high, with short stipes arising from a rhizoidal base. Fronds repeatedly dichotomously lobed, axils narrow, apices elongate sometimes forming tendril-like extensions, margin smooth.

On rocks, shady pools, lower intertidal and subtidal (to ? m), south and west coasts, locally common in areas affected by sand or silt.

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Key references
Cormaci, M., Furnari, G. & Alongi, G. (2021). Flora marina bentonica del Mediterraneo: Rhodophyta - Rhodymeniophycidae II. Halymeniales, Nemastomatales, Peyssonneliales, Plocamiales, Rhodymeniales, Sebdeniales. Bollettino dell'Accademia Gioenia di Scienze Naturali di Catania 54(384): 9-342.

Guiry, M.D. (1977). Studies on marine algae of the British Isles. 10. The genus Rhodymenia. British Phycological Journal 12: 385-425, 62 figs, 2 tables.

Irvine, L.M. & Guiry, M.D. (1983). Rhodymeniales. In: Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 2A. Cryptonemiales (sensu stricto), Palmariales, Rhodymeniales. (Irvine, L.M. Eds), pp. 77-98. London: British Museum (Natural History).

Salhi, G., Hassoun, M., Moussa, H., Zbakh, H. & Riadi, H. (2016). First record of Rhodymenia holmesii (Rhodymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) for the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco. Marine Biodiversity Records 9(62): 1-6, 1 fig.

Created: 13 May 1996 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 27 August 2021 by M.D. Guiry

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Salhi, G., Hassoun, M., Moussa, H., Zbakh, H. & Riadi, H. (2016). First record of Rhodymenia holmesii (Rhodymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) for the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco. Marine Biodiversity Records 9(62): 1-6, 1 fig.

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