Rytiphlaea oxyacantha Harvey in Gatty 1863: 163
Published in: Gatty, A. (1863). British Sea-weeds. Drawn from Professor Harvey's "Phycologia britannica." With descriptions, an amateur's synopsis, rules for laying our sea-weeds, an order for arranging them in the herbarium, and an appendix of new species. pp. [i]-xlviii, pls I-LXXX; Appendix -166. London: Bell and Daldy, 186 Fleet Street.
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"A most delicate and lovely form discovered by Miss Turner in Jersey, in 1855, and provisionally called B. oxyacantha by Dr. Harvey. He is unwilling, however, to subdivide species unnecessarily, and has satisfied himself that this attractive little plant is but a slender and graceful variety of Rytiphlaea thuyoides (fig. 101). Its general appearance is much less stiff and formal than that of the usual B. thuyoides, for the branchlets, instead of being short, and rebranchleted with another set shorter still, are longer and simpler, being rarely rebranchleted at all. It seems hard not to allow so interesting a variety a special name, but almost as much difference may be observed in the stiffer or slenderer forms of Polysiphoma parasitica as between B. oxyacantha and the coarser B. thuyoides." - (14 Jul 2017) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Jersey [Channel Islands], Miss Turner, 1855 (Gatty 1863: 163).
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Created: 14 July 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 January 2020.