Rhodomela confervoides (Hudson) P.C.Silva 1952

Rhodomela confervoides (Hudson) P.C.Silva

Rhodomela confervoides (Hudson) P.C.Silvahabit, Costa da Morte, Galicia, Spain, 2009Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es)

Publication Details
Rhodomela confervoides (Hudson) P.C.Silva 1952: 269

Published in: Silva, P.C. (1952). A review of nomenclatural conservation in the algae from the point of view of the type method. University of California Publications in Botany 25: 241-323.

Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Rhodomela is Rhodomela subfusca (Woodward) C.Agardh.

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

Basionym
Fucus confervoides Hudson

Type Information
"Habitat in littore Eboracensi"; (Index Nominum Algarum) Notes:

Origin of Species Name
Compound (Latin), resembling the genus Conferva.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Description
Cylindrical, cartilaginous, bushy, brownish red fronds, to 300 mm long. Much branched, repeatedly, irregularly. Branches clothed with small, pinnate branchlets and simple, pointed ramuli. In winter branchlets are shed and frond appears bare, spiky, very different from summer appearance. Central siphon surrounded by elongated cells with outer band of small coloured cells, articulations not visible.

Habitat
On rocks and shells, intertidal pools at all levels; widely distributed, common.

Similar Species
Rhodomela lycopodioides (Linnaeus) C. Agardh is a northern species common in Scotland, north England, north and west

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 10 August 2022

 
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