Ptilophora pectinata (A. & E.S. ) R.E.Norris
Ptilophora pectinata (A.Gepp & E.S.Gepp) R.E.Norris 1987: 252
Published in: Norris, R.E. (1987). A re-evaluation of Ptilophora Kützing and Beckerella Kylin (Gelidiales, Rhopdophyceae) with a review of South African species. Botanica Marina 30: 243-258, 23 figs.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Type locality: Marouba Bay, New South Wales, Australia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 132). Holotype: (Tronchin, Freshwater & Bolton 2003: 82).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), pectinate, with narrow close-set divisions like a comb (Stearn 1973).
Gelidium lucasii V.M.May 1944
Gelidium helenae Dickinson 1950
Beckerella helenae (Dickinson) K.-C.Fan & Papenfuss 1961
This is a marine species.
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Pterocladia lucida f. pectinata A.Gepp & E.S.Gepp)
Australia and New Zealand: New South Wales (Tronchin, Freshwater & Bolton 2003).
(as Beckerella helenae (Dickinson) K.-C.Fan & Papenfuss)
Africa: South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).
(as Ptilophora pectinata (A.Gepp & E.S.Gepp) R.E.Norris)
Australia and New Zealand: New South Wales (Millar 1990, Millar & Kraft 1993, Millar & Freshwater 2005 ), New Zealand (Adams 1994, Millar & Freshwater 2005 ), Queensland (Phillips 1997, Bostock & Holland 2010).
Source of current name
Tronchin, E.M., Freshwater, D.W. & Bolton, J.J. (2003). A re-evaluation of the genera Beckerella and Ptilophora (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta) based on molecular and morphological data. Phycologia 42: 80-89.
Millar, A.J.K. & Freshwater, D.W. (2005). Morphology and molecular phylogeny of the marine algal order Gelidiales (Rhodophyta) from New South Wales, including Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands. Australian Systematic Botany 18: 215-263.
Created: 15 July 1998 by M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 20 July 2019.