Cystoseira baccata (S.G.Gmelin) P.C.Silva 1952

Gongolaria baccata (S.G.Gmelin) Molinari & Guiry

Current name: Gongolaria baccata (S.G.Gmelin) Molinari & Guiry
subtidal, Ría de Vigo, Galicia, Spain, 2016 - 14 November 2022. Ignacio Bárbara (

Publication Details
Cystoseira baccata (S.G.Gmelin) P.C.Silva 1952: 280

Published in: Silva, P.C. (1952). A review of nomenclatural conservation in the algae from the point of view of the type method. University of California Publications in Botany 25: 241-323.

Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Cystoseira is Cystoseira concatenata (Linnaeus) C.Agardh.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gongolaria baccata (S.G.Gmelin) Molinari & Guiry.

Fucus baccatus S.G.Gmelin

Type Information
Type locality: "Scheuelingensi prope Hagam" [Schevelingen, Den Haag, The Netherlands]; (Gmelin 1768: 90) Type: Notes: "Type: original illustration (Tab. III fig. 2)." (Orellana, Hernández & Sansón 2019: [10]).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), berry-like, pulpy (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Plants usually solitary, 1 m or more in length, attached by a thick, conical attaching disc. Axis simple or branched, up to 1 m in length, flattened, about 1 x 0.4 cm in transverse section; apex smooth and surrounded during periods of active growth by incurred young laterals. Lateral branch systems distichous, alternate, radially symmetrical, profusely branched in a repeatedly pinnate fashion and bearing sparse, filiform, occasionally bifurcate appendages on the branches of higher orders; deciduous, leaving decurrent bases which give an irregular, zigzag outline to the axis. Cryptostomata lacking. Aerocysts present in axes of branches of higher order, sometimes in chains; seasonal, particularly numerous in autumn. Receptacles 1-5 cm long, formed from axes of ultimate ramuli, irregularly nodose and bearing simple, filiform appendages.

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

Last updated: 22 December 2020

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 22 December 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 21 March 2023

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