Furcellaria lumbricalis (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux 1813

Furcellaria lumbricalis (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux

Furcellaria lumbricalis (Hudson) J.V.Lamourouxmicrocope, transverse seccion, North of Spain, 2007Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es)

Publication Details
Furcellaria lumbricalis (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux 1813: 46

Published in: Lamouroux, J.V.F. (1813). Essai sur les genres de la famille des Thalassiophytes non articulées. Annales du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris 20: 21-47, 115-139, 267-293, pls 7-13.

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Type Species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Furcellaria.

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

Basionym
Fucus lumbricalis Hudson

Type Information
Type locality: [unlocalised; certainly England]; (Hudson 1762: 471) Lectotype: BM; (Dixon & Irvine 1977: 181) Notes: An undated, unlocalized Hudson specimen accepted provisionally as of lectotype status by Dixon & Irvine, 1977: 138 (Dixon & Irvine, 1977: 181).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), worm-shaped (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Description
Cartilaginous, cylindrical, brownish-black fronds, repeatedly dichotomously branched, fastigiate, to 2 mm diam. and 300 mm long, with acute apices. Attached by much-branched rhizoids. Multiaxial, medulla of cylindrical cells interspersed with rhizoids, cortex of irregular filaments, inner cells elliptical, outer cells narrow, elongated, in radial rows.

Habitat
On rocks, lower intertidal and shallow subtidal, in pools and runnels, in open situations, often on sandy and muddy shores, tolerating lowered salinities. Generally distributed, common.

Created: 30 March 1996 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 26 August 2020

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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 26 August 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 11 August 2022

 
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