Ptilota gunneri P.C.Silva, Maggs & L.M.Irvine 1993

Ptilota gunneri P.C.Silva, Maggs & L.M.Irvine

Current name: Ptilota gunneri P.C.Silva, Maggs & L.M.Irvine
Bundoran, Co. Donegal, Ireland - 02 October 2014. M.D. Guiry (

Publication Details
Ptilota gunneri P.C.Silva, Maggs & L.M.Irvine 1993: 39

Published in: Maggs, C.A. & Hommersand, M.H. (1993). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 3A. Ceramiales. pp. [i]-xv, 1-444, 129 figs, map. London: HMSO.

Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Ptilota is Ptilota plumosa C.Agardh.

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

Type Information
Type locality: Unlocalised, probably Norway; (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 39) Lectotype: TRH; Herb. Gunnerus 1045.1 (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 39)

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Cartilaginous, compressed, crimson to dark red fronds, tufted, to 300 mm long. Monosiphonous axis flanked by small cortical cells. Branching irregular, secondary branching distichous, bi-tripinnate, ultimate ramuli short, pointed, opposite.

Epiphytic on Laminaria hyperborea stipes, exposed shores, subtidal, Scotland, N. England, N. and W. Ireland, abundant in north.

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

Last updated: 17 February 2020

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 17 February 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 23 May 2024

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