Erythrodermis traillii (Holmes ex Batters) Guiry & Garbary 1990

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Erythrodermis traillii (Holmes ex Batters) Guiry & Garbary 1990: 283

Published in: Guiry, M.D. & Garbary, D.J. (1990). A preliminary phylogenetic analysis of the Phyllophoraceae, Gigartinaceae and Petrocelidaceae (Rhodophyta) in the North Atlantic and the North Pacific. In: Evolutionary Biogeography of the Marine Algae of the North Atlantic. (Garbary, D.J. & South, G.R. Eds), pp. 265-290. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Erythrodermis is Erythrodermis allenii Batters.

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

Phyllophora traillii Holmes ex Batters

Type Information
Type locality: Berwick, Northumberland, England; (Dixon & Irvine 1977: 226) Lectotype: E. Batters; 27 January 1887; BM; 4th specimen from left on a card marked 'Cystocarps' (Newroth & Taylor 1971: 95, fig 2)

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Cartilaginous, light red fronds, to 30 mm high, with short cylindrical stipes from small discoid holdfasts. Blades flat, simple with parallel sides or dichotomously divided, sometimes with the appearance of a midrib. Reproductive structures borne in small fringing leaflets.

On shady rocks and pool margins, often in caves, intertidal at all levels, widely distributed.

Similar Species
Rhodymenia delicatula

Created: 13 May 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 26 September 2022

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