Furcellaria lumbricalis   (Hudson) J. V. Lamouroux,  1813 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Florideophyceae

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Color: Brownish-black fronds

Cartilaginous, cylindrical, repeatedly dichotomously branched, fastigiate, to 2 mm diam. and 300 mm long, with acute apices. Attached by much-branched rhizoids. Multiaxial, medulla of cylindrical cells interspersed with rhizoids, cortex of irregular filaments, inner cells elliptical, outer cells narrow, elongated, in radial rows.

Synonym (s)
Fucus lumbricalis Hudson, 1762
(Homotypic synonym)
Fucus lumbricalis var. fastigiatus Turner, 1807
(Heterotypic synonym)
Furcellaria fastigiata (Turner) Lamouroux, 1813
(Heterotypic synonym)
Furcellaria lumbricalis (Hudson) Lamouroux , 1813
Fucus fastigiatus Linnaeus, 1753
(Heterotypic synonym)
Fucus furcellatus Linnaeus, 1763
(Heterotypic synonym)
Fastigiaria furcellata (Linnaeus) Stackhouse, 1809
(Heterotypic synonym)
Furcellaria fastigiata var. minor C. Agardh, 1817
(Heterotypic synonym)
Furcellaria lumbricalis var. fastigiata (Turner) Lyngbye, 1819
(Heterotypic synonym)
Polyides lumbricalis var. fastigiatus C. Agardh, 1822
(Heterotypic synonym)
Sphaerococcus fastigiatus (Linnaeus) Wahlenberg, 1826
(Heterotypic synonym)
Polyides rotundus f. fastigiatus (C. Agardh) Duby, 1830
(Heterotypic synonym)
Furcellaria fastigiata f. aegagropila Reinke, 1889
(Heterotypic synonym)
Furcellaria fastigiata f. minor (C. Agardh) Svedelius, 1901
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Muddy, Coastal



Literature Source(s)
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
  • Sahoo, D; Nivedita and Debasish (2001) Seaweeds of Indian coast S. B. Nangia, A. P. H. Publishing Corporation, New Delhi 283 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Silva, PC; Basson, PW and Moe, RL (1996) Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean University of California Press 79 1259 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Oza, RM and Zaidi, SH (2001) A revised checklist of Indian marine algae Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

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