Chordaria flagelliformis (O.F.Müller) C.Agardh 1817

Chordaria flagelliformis (O.F.Müller) C.Agardh

Current name: Chordaria flagelliformis (O.F.Müller) C.Agardh
Peter the Great Bay, Russia - 27 March 2012. Oksana Belous (

Publication Details
Chordaria flagelliformis (O.F.Müller) C.Agardh 1817: xii, 12

Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1817). Synopsis algarum Scandinaviae, adjecta dispositione universali algarum. pp. [i]-xl, [1]-135. Lundae [Lund]: Ex officina Berlingiana.

Request PDF

Publication date: Mai-Dec 1817 (p. vii: i Mai 1817)

Type Species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Chordaria.

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

Fucus flagelliformis O.F.Müller

Type Information
Type locality: "Oc. Norvegico"; (Silva & al. 1996: 898)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), flagelliform (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Thallus string-like, with divaricated branches, slippery, solid, dark-brown to black, 10-30 cm high. Branching irregular, alternate from all sides. Branches cylindrical, or slightly compressed, to 3 mm wide, slightly tapering towards the base. Branch apices blunt. Medulla composed of longitudinal filaments of long cylindrical cells to 50-600 µm decreasing towards periphery to 16-18 µm. A layer of assimilative unbranched filaments (of 4-9 cell rows) develop from the peripherical cells. Unilocular sporangia oval, 20-23 x 60-108 µm, develop at the base of the assimilative filaments.

Growing on stony bottom, in low intertidal to subtidal, in calm shores and exposed to wave action.

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

Last updated: 30 March 2022

Verification of Data
Users are responsible for verifying the accuracy of information before use, as noted on the website Content page.

Loading synonyms...
Loading notes...
Loading common names...
Loading distribution...
Loading references...
Loading bibliographical references...
Loading culture providers...

Linking to this page:

Citing AlgaeBase
Cite this record as:
M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 30 March 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 24 February 2024

Currently in AlgaeBase: