Phycodrys rubens (Linnaeus) Batters 1902

Phycodrys rubens (Linnaeus) Batters

Phycodrys rubens (Linnaeus) BattersCollected near Roscoff (F), December 1984 - 29 December 2011. Christine Wosnitza

Publication Details
Phycodrys rubens (Linnaeus) Batters 1902: 76

Published in: Batters, E.A.L. (1902). A catalogue of the British marine algae being a list of all the species of seaweeds known to occur on the shores of the British Islands, with the localities where they are found. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign 40(Supplement): 1-107.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Phycodrys is Phycodrys sinuosa (Goodenough & Woodward) K├╝tzing.

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

Fucus rubens Linnaeus

Type Information
Type locality: unlocalised ("in Oceano"); (Athanasiadis 1996: 114) Holotype: undated; L; 910.128.1044 Notes: Dixon, 1964, fig. 1

Origin of Species Name
Participle (Latin), reddish (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Flattened, leafy, purple-crimson fronds, to 300 mm long. Cylindrical stipe continues as midrib of elliptical or ovate blade, membranous and monstromatic except for pinnate paired lateral veins extending into lobes of blade. Marginal lobes grow into secondary blades, which may in turn develop tertiary blades,each sinuate or lobed like oak leaf. Margin sinuous, toothed or drawn out into slender, repeatedly divided processes.

On rock or epiphytic, especially on Laminaria hyperborea stipes, lower intertidal pools and subtidal, generally distributed, common.

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 11 August 2022

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