Plocamium cartilagineum (Linnaeus) P.S.Dixon 1967
Plocamium cartilagineum (Linnaeus) P.S.Dixon
Finavarra, Co. Clare, Ireland; lower-shore rocks epiphytic on corallines; a smaller entity that may be new - 11 August 2002. Michael Guiry (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Plocamium cartilagineum (Linnaeus) P.S.Dixon 1967: 58
Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Fucus cartilagineus Linnaeus
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).
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: 14 September 2021
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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 14 September 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 01 December 2023