Sphaerococcus coronopifolius Stackhouse 1797
Sphaerococcus coronopifolius Stackhouse
microscope, TS thallius showing central axial cel, small medullary cavity, some medullary filaments, colourless medullary cells, and coloured cortical cells; Spain, Galicia, Ría de Coruña, 2007Ignacio Bárbara (email@example.com)
Sphaerococcus coronopifolius Stackhouse 1797: xxiv
Published in: Stackhouse, J. (1797). Nereis britannica; continens species omnes fucorum in insulis britannicis crescentium: descriptione latine et anglico, necnon iconibus ad vivum depictis... Fasc. 2. pp. ix-xxiv, 31-70, pls IX-XIII. Bathoniae [Bath] & Londini [London]: S. Hazard; J. White.
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Sphaerococcus.
Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Type locality: Cornwall, England; (Stackhouse 1797: xxiv) Holotype: BM-SL; (Dixon & Irvine 1977: 204) Notes: Sloane Herbarium BM.
Origin of Species Name
Adjective A (Latin), with leaves like Coronopus, a weedy flowering plant (now Lepidium.
This is a marine species.
Narrow, compressed, two-edged, cartilaginous, scarlet fronds, main axes dark brownish-red, to 300 mm long. Branching abundant, distichous, subdichotomous or alternate, terminal branchlets acute, fringed with short marginal proliferations. Tetrasporophyte is Haematocelis fissurata, a thick crust with oily fissures, with which it is sometimes found.
On rock, subtidal to ?? m., southern and western shores, frequent. Decays slowly, and thus not uncommon in drift.
Created: 31 March 1996 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 14 October 2020
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 14 October 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 24 September 2023