Porphyra linearis Greville 1830

Porphyra linearis Greville

Current name: Porphyra linearis Greville
Spain, North of Galicia, 2009Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es)

Publication Details
Porphyra linearis Greville 1830: 170, pl. XVIII [18]

Published in: Greville, R.K. (1830). Algae britannicae, or descriptions of the marine and other inarticulated plants of the British islands, belonging to the order Algae; with plates illustrative of the genera. pp. [i]-lxxxviii, [1]-218, pl. 1-19. Edinburgh & London: McLachlan & Stewart; Baldwin & Cradock.

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Publication date: Feb.-March 1830

Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Porphyra is Porphyra purpurea (Roth) C.Agardh.

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

Type Information
Type locality: "Hab. Rocks beneath Peakhead near Sidmouth" [South Devon, England]; (Greville 1830: 170) Lectotype: R.K. Greville; Spring; E; (Brodie & Irvine 2003: 124)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), linear (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Delicate, linear, membranous, purple-brown fronds, 20-40 mm (-200) mm long and 5-10 (-25) mm broad, usually simple with short stipe from basal holdfast; orange patches when reproductive.

Zone-forming on rock in the upper intertidal and splash zone of semi-exposed and exposed shores, generally distributed; a winter and spring annual appearing on semi-exposed and exposed shores in November and persisting until February or March.

Key Characteristics
Winter occurrence; high-hore habitat; narrow strap-like fronds.

Created: 31 March 1996 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 06 October 2022

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 06 October 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 15 July 2024

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