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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ... first, of which F.
vesiculosa is the type, the fronds are dioecious and the midrib
distinct throughout. In the second, represented by F. evanescens,
they are hermaphrodite and the midrib indistinct. F. vESicrLOSus,
L.; Phyc. Brit., PI. 204; Etudes Phycol., PI. 15. Fronds dioecious,
six inches to three feet long, stipitate, midrib distinct
throughout, margin entire, often wavy; bladders spherical or
slightly elongated, usually in pairs; receptacles swollen,
ellipsoidal or oval, often forked. Exs.--Algae Am. Bor., Farlow,
Anderson & Eaton, No. 109. Var. Laterifructus, Grev. Lateral
branches, which bear the receptacles, narrow and densely
dichotomously flabellate. Var. SPH.3EROCARPuS, Ag. Ultimate
divisions of frond repeatedly forked, bearing very numerous small
receptacles. Var. Spiralis. Fronds short and spirally twisted.
Everywhere common between tide-marks. The varieties of this very
common species are so numerous that it is useless to describe the
greater part of them. The southernmost limit of the species on the
eastern coast is, as far as known, the coast of North Carolina,
where it is reported to have been collected by Rev. E. M. Forbes in
Curtis's account of the botany in the Geological and Natural
History Survey of North Carolina. Fucus bicornis and F.
microphyllus of De la Pylaie appear to be merely forms of F.
vesiculosus. The species with which the present is likely to be
confounded along our northern coast is F. evanescens, a broad
plant, whose midrib is only distinct in the lower part of the
frond, and whose conceptacles are hermaphrodite, not dioecious, as
in the present species. It fruits most abundantly in autumn and
winter, but the fructification can be seen at any season of the
year. F. Ceranoides, L.; Phyc. Brit., PL...
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