Cystoclonium purpureum (Hudson) Batters 1902

Cystoclonium purpureum (Hudson) Batters

Current name: Cystoclonium purpureum (Hudson) Batters
Finavarra, Co. Clare, Ireland; plants with cystocarps - 08 August 2004. Michael Guiry (

Publication Details
Cystoclonium purpureum (Hudson) Batters 1902: 68, 99

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 Cystoclonium is Cystoclonium purpurascens (Hudson) K├╝tzing.

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

Fucus purpureus Hudson

Type Information
Type locality: "Habitat in saxis et rupibus marinis" [England]; (Hudson 1762: 471)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), purple (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Rather soft, cylindrical, dull purplish pink fronds, 3 mm wide, to 600 mm long. Branches numerous, alternate, branchlets tapered at both ends. Branches sometimes drawn out into long twisting tendrils. Multiaxial, medulla a cordlike strand of loosely interwoven, narrow filaments, surrounded by large, rounded cells, with outer layer of small, angular, assimilatory cells. Said to have an onion-like smell shortly after collection.

On rocks and stones intertidally and in shallow subtidal, generally distributed, abundant.

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 02 October 2023

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