Bostrychia scorpioides

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Bostrychia scorpioides (fig.41, top left)


Taxonavigation: Ceramiales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Rhodophyta
Subdivisio: Rhodophytina
Classis: Florideophyceae
Subclassis: Rhodymeniophycidae
Ordo: Ceramiales

Familia: Rhodomelaceae
Tribus: Bostrychieae
Genus: Bostrychia
Species: Bostrychia scorpioides



Bostrychia scorpioides (Hudson) Montagne, 1842


  • Basionym
    • Fucus scorpioides Hudson, 1762
      • Type locality: "Habitat in littore Sussexiano; at Selsey-Island plentifully. Dr Dill[enius]. R. Syn." [Selsey, Sussex, England]. Notes: It is likely that the type was collected in the saltmarshes west of Selsey Bill by Dillenius. Holotype: Illustration in Ray (1724: pl. 2: fig. 6), based on material in Dillenius's herbarium at OXF.
  • Homotypic
    • Ceramium scorpioides (Hudson) Roth, 1800
    • Amphibia scorpioides (Hudson) Stackhouse, 1809
    • Rhodomela scorpioides (Hudson) C.Agardh, 1822
    • Helicothamnion scorpioides (Roth) Kützing, 1843
  • Heterotypic
    • Fucus amphibius Hudson, 1778, nom. illeg. (unwarranted change of epithet for Fucus scorpioides Hudson)
    • Scorpiura amphibia Stackhouse, 1816
    • Bostrychia scorpioides f. typica E.Post, nom. inval.
    • Bostrychia amphibia (Stackhouse) Montagne,


  • Montagne, J.F.C. 1842. Bostrychia. Dictionnaire Universel d'Histoire Naturelle [Orbigny] 2: 660–661. BHL Reference page. : 661
  • Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2017. Bostrychia scorpioides. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Accessed 24 October 2017.
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