Plocamium cartilagineum (Linnaeus) P.S.Dixon 1967

Plocamium cartilagineum (Linnaeus) P.S.Dixon

Current name: Plocamium cartilagineum (Linnaeus) P.S.Dixon
Cabo de Palos, Murcia, Spain - 08 October 2014.

Publication Details
Plocamium cartilagineum (Linnaeus) P.S.Dixon 1967: 58

Published in: Dixon, P.S. (1967). The typification of Fucus cartilagineus L. and F. corneus Huds. Blumea 15: 55-62.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Plocamium is Plocamium vulgare J.V.Lamouroux.

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

Fucus cartilagineus Linnaeus

Type Information
Type locality: "In Oceano australiore" (but probably northern Europe); (Silva & al. 1996: 340) Lectotype: L; 910, 184...14 (Womersley 1994: 389) Notes: This type locality was first recorded by Dixon (1967: 55-57). Northern Europe (Womersley 1994: 389).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), cartilaginous, flexible but firm and tough (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Narrow, compressed, cartilaginous, bright scarlet fronds, to 300 mm long, tufted, much divided. Branching irregularly alternate, pinnules alternately secund in twos to fives, with acute apices, lowest of each set a simple spur, others increasingly strongly pectinate.

Temperate seas throughout the world; found on coasts of strong to moderate wave action and known from depths of 2-26 m (Womersley 1994: 389). Growing on Laminaria hyperborea stipes and on other larger algae; mainly subtidal, abundant, widely distributed, often washed ashore in quantity.

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

Last updated: 07 February 2024

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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 07 February 2024. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 20 May 2024

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