Rhodymenia pseudopalmata (J.V.Lamouroux) P.C.Silva 1952

Rhodymenia pseudopalmata (J.V.Lamouroux) P.C.Silva

Rhodymenia pseudopalmata (J.V.Lamouroux) P.C.SilvaPiedra Seca, Ría de Arousa, Galicia, Spain, 2007; TS thallus at marginIgnacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es)

Publication Details
Rhodymenia pseudopalmata (J.V.Lamouroux) P.C.Silva 1952: 265

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 Rhodymenia is Rhodymenia palmetta (Stackhouse) Greville.

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

Basionym
Fucus pseudopalmatus J.V.Lamouroux

Type Information
Type locality: "In Vasconio sinu, Hispaniaeque oris habitat." [A Coruña, Spain]; (Lamouroux 1805: 29) Lectotype: CN; fig. 1 (Guiry 1977) Notes: In the discussion specimens from rocks at Biarritz are mentioned.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), resembling [Palmaria] palmata (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Description
Flattened, fan-shaped, rather stiff, rose-red fronds, to 100 mm high, with long or short stipes arising from a discoidal base. Fronds repeatedly dichotomously lobed, axils wide, apices rounded, margin smooth.

Habitat
On rocks, shady pools, lower intertidal and subtidal (to ? m), also epiphytic on Laminaria hyperborea stipes, south and west coasts, frequent.

Created: 31 March 1996 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 27 August 2021

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 27 August 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 10 August 2022

 
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