Brongniartella byssoides (Goodenough & Woodward) F.Schmitz 1893

Brongniartella byssoides (Goodenough & Woodward) F.Schmitz

Brongniartella byssoides (Goodenough & Woodward) F.Schmitzmicroscope, Spain, Galicia, Ría de Arosa, 2007Ignacio Bárbara (

Publication Details
Brongniartella byssoides (Goodenough & Woodward) F.Schmitz 1893: 217

Published in: Schmitz, F. (1893). Die Gattung Lophothalia J. Ag. Berichte der deutsche botanischen Gesellschaft 11: 212-232.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Brongniartella is Brongniartella elegans Bory.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Vertebrata byssoides (Goodenough & Woodward) Kuntze.

Fucus byssoides Goodenough & Woodward

Type Information
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).

General Environment
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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