Plocamium maggsiae G.W.Saunders & Lehmkuhl 2005

Plocamium maggsiae G.W.Saunders & Lehmkuhl

Current name: Plocamium maggsiae G.W.Saunders & Lehmkuhl
Plocamium maggsiae, lower intertidal, North of Spain, 2011, Ignacio Bárbara" Ignacio Bárbara (

Publication Details
Plocamium maggsiae G.W.Saunders & Lehmkuhl 2005: 309, figs 28-34

Published in: Saunders, G.W. & Lehmkuhl, K.V. (2005). Molecular divergence and morphological diversity among four cryptic species of Plocamium (Plocamiales, Florideophyceae) in northern Europe. European Journal of Phycology 40: 293-312.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Plocamium is Plocamium vulgare J.V.Lamouroux.

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

Type Information
Type locality: St John's Point, Co. Down, Northern Ireland; (Saunders & Lehmkuhl 2005: 309) Holotype (sterile): C.A. Maggs; 24 March 2002; Epilithic in lower intertidal, forming turfs in areas of seepage from upper pools; UNB; Maggs1 (Saunders & Lehmkuhl 2005: 309)

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Mature thallus typically between 35-45 mm in height, 5-10 branched ramuli in the alternating series. Epilithic in lower intertidal, forming turfs in areas of seepage from upper pools. Reproduction unknown.

See above.

Created: 02 November 2005 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 07 February 2017

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 07 February 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 20 April 2024

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