Chordaria flagelliformis (O.F.Müller) C.Agardh 1817
Chordaria flagelliformis (O.F.Müller) C.AgardhNorthern CaliforniaWendell Wood (email@example.com)
Chordaria flagelliformis (O.F.Müller) C.Agardh 1817: xii, 12
Publication date: Mai-Dec 1817 (p. vii: i Mai 1817)
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 locality: "Oc. Norvegico"; (Silva & al. 1996: 898)
Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), flagelliform (Stearn 1973).
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
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 30 March 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 05 February 2023