Brongniartella byssoides (Goodenough & Woodward) F.Schmitz 1893
Brongniartella byssoides (Goodenough & Woodward) F.Schmitzmicroscope, Spain, Galicia, Ría de Arosa, 2007Ignacio Bárbara (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Brongniartella byssoides (Goodenough & Woodward) F.Schmitz 1893: 217
Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Vertebrata byssoides (Goodenough & Woodward) Kuntze.
Type locality: Christchurch, Hampshire ; (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 302) Lectotype: ex herb. Goodenough; 1794; BM-K; (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 302) Notes: Syntype localities: 'Sheppey Island, near Hastings, Weymouth, Exmouth and elsewhere' Goodenough & Woodward 1797: 229 (Parsons 1980: 274).
This is a marine species.
Soft, tufted, deep purplish red fronds, to 300 mm long. Main axis well-defined, bi- or tripinnate, bearing alternate, distichous branches. Branches and branchlets articulated, with central siphon and 5-7 pericentral siphons, clothed with short, slender, repeatedly dichotomously branched, monosiphonous ramuli. Procarps and cystocarps are single on the tricho blasts and the spermatangial branches are grouped together at the tips of short polysiphonous laterals. Tetrasporangia are formed in stichidia-like modifications of the main and lateral axes which carry 3-4 branched trichoblasts. The colour is a light red-brown to almost black when dry.
On stones and shells and epiphytic, lower intertidal and subtidal, spring and summer, generally distributed, common in NE Atlantic.
Created: 31 March 1996 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 04 May 2017
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