Erythroglossum laciniatum (Lightfoot) Maggs & Hommersand 1993

Erythroglossum laciniatum (Lightfoot) Maggs & Hommersand

Current name: Erythroglossum laciniatum (Lightfoot) Maggs & Hommersand
microscope surface view, upper subtidal, Islas Cíes, Galicia, Spain, 2006Ignacio Bárbara (

Publication Details
Erythroglossum laciniatum (Lightfoot) Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 219

Published in: Maggs, C.A. & Hommersand, M.H. (1993). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 3A. Ceramiales. pp. [i]-xv, 1-444, 129 figs, map. London: HMSO.

Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Erythroglossum is Erythroglossum schousboei (J.Agardh) J.Agardh.

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

Ulva laciniata Lightfoot

Type Information
Type locality: Iona [Scotland]; (Silva & al. 1996: 92) Type: undated; BM; 000807060 Notes: Index Nominum Algarum notes that type informtion is fide Maggs & Hommersand (1993).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), slashed into narrow divisions with tapering, pointed incisions (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Crisp, rather rigid, flattened, fan-shaped, dark purplish red fronds, sometimes with blue iridescence underwater, entire to deeply cleft into wedge- or ribbon-shaped segments, to 300 mm long. Stipe to 25 mm long, from discoid base. Venation palmate, with no distinct midrib, veins anstomosing, microscopic veins present in young parts. Polystromatic in older portion, monostromatic distally.

On rocks and epiphytic, deep lower intertidal pools and subtidal to 30 m where it is a frequent component of the Laminaria hyperborea understorey vegetation; southern and western shores east to Kent and north to Ross and Cromarty and widely distributed in Ireland, frequent subtidally.

Created: 17 May 1996 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 06 December 2023

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