Membranoptera alata (Hudson) Stackhouse 1809
Membranoptera alata (Hudson) StackhouseSpiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland; growing epiphytically on Corallina officinalis in pool - 26 March 2005. Michael Guiry (email@example.com)
Membranoptera alata (Hudson) Stackhouse 1809: 85
Published in: Stackhouse, J. (1809). Tentamen marino-cryptogamicum, ordinem novum; in genera et species distributum, in Classe XXIVta Linnaei sistens. Mémoires de la Société Imperiale des Naturalistes de Moscou 2: -97.
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Membranoptera.
Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Fucus alatus Hudson
Origin of Species Name
Adjective A (Latin), winged (Stearn 1973).
This is a marine species.
Membranous, deep crimson to brownish red fronds, to 200 mm long. With short stipe, well-marked midrib and narrow, wing-like monostromatic margins, pinnately veined, to 12 mm wide (margins sometimes lacking). Branching irregularly dichotomous, frequently proliferating from midribs, apices blunt.
On rocks or on Laminaria hyperborea stipes, lower intertidal and subtidal, generally distributed, common.
Pantoneura angustissima (Turner) Kylin is reported epiphytic on Laminaria hyperborea stipes from the subtidal of N.E. Scotland in winter. This entity is much confused with narrow forms of Membranoptera alata, which become increasingly common northwards.
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. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 11 August 2022