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Osmundaria volubilis (Linnaeus) R.E.Norris 1991

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Rhodomelaceae
Tribe Amansieae
Genus Osmundaria


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Osmundaria volubilis (Linnaeus) R.E.Norris
Selce, northern Croatia. 26 Mar 2011. Mat Vestjens & Anne Frijsinger. © Mat Vestjens & Anne Frijsinger (annenmat@natuurlijkmooi.net).


Fucus acanthophorus J.V.Lamouroux

Osmundaria volubilis (Linnaeus) R.E.Norris Selce, northern Croatia
© Mat Vestjens & Anne Frijsinger (annenmat@natuurlijkmooi.net)

Publication details
Osmundaria volubilis (Linnaeus) R.E.Norris 1991: 14

Published in: Norris, R.E. (1991). The structure, reproduction and taxonomy of Vidalia and Osmundaria (Rhodophyta, Rhodomelaceae). Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 106: 1-40, 60 figs.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Osmundaria is Osmundaria prolifera J.V.Lamouroux.

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

Fucus volubilis Linnaeus

Type information
Type locality: Not specified (Silva & al. 1996: 534).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), twining (Stearn 1985).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Fucus volubilis Linnaeus 1759
Sphaerococcus volubilis (Linnaeus) C.Agardh 1817
Rhodomela volubilis (Linnaeus) C.Agardh 1822
Dictyomenia volubilis (Linnaeus) Greville 1830
Vidalia volubilis (Linnaeus) J.Agardh 1863
Euspiros volubilis (Linnaeus) Kuntze 1891

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Volubilaria mediterranea Bory 1830

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Rodríguez-Prieto, C., Ballesteros, E., Boisset, F. & Afonso-Carrillo, J. (2013). Guía de las macroalgas y fanerógamas marinas del Mediterráneo occidental. pp. [1]-656. Barcelona: Ediciones Omega, S.A..

Serio, D., Alongi, G., Catra, M., Cormaci, M. & Furnari, G. (2006). Changes in the benthic algal flora of Linosa Island (Straits of Sicily, Mediterranean Sea). Botanica Marina 49: 135-144.

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Serio, D. & Pizzuto, F. (1992). Sul popolamento a Osmundaria volubilis (L.) Norris del littorale di Pozzillo (Catania): fenologia e periodismo. Boll. Acc. Gioenia Sci. Nat. 25(339): 307-323.

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