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Pterocladia pinnata (Hudson) Papenfuss

Publication details
Pterocladia pinnata (Hudson) Papenfuss 1950

Published in: Papenfuss, G.F. (1950). Review of the genera of algae described by Stackhouse. Hydrobiologia 2: 181-208.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Pterocladia is Pterocladia lucida (R.Brown ex Turner) J.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Pterocladiella capillacea (S.G.Gmelin) Santelices & Hommersand

Fucus pinnatus Hudson

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), with leaflets arranged on each side of a common petiole.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
Although Papenfuss (1950) identified this alga with the entity currently known as Pterocladiella capillacea, Dixon (1960) pointed out that the description in the first edition of Hudson'’s Flora anglica referred to his material as being “membranous”, which this entity is not. No material of Hudson’'s plant has been found to date and the name cannot therefore be attributed.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Santelices, B. (1999). Taxonomic status of the species originally ascribed to the genus Pterocladia (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta). In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species Vol. VII. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.7, pp. 71-80. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.

Key references
Wynne, M.J. (2005). A check-list of benthic marine algae of the tropical and subtropical western Atlantic: second revision. Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia 129: 1-152.

Zinova, A.D. (1967). Opredelitel zelenikh, burikh i krasnich odoroslei juzhnikh morei SSSR [Guide to the green, brown and red algae of the southern seas of USSR]. pp. 1-398. Moscow, Leningrad: Academia Nauk. [in Russian]

Created: 27 September 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 24 July 2015 by M.D. Guiry

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Dixon, P. S. (1958). Pterocladia pinnata (Huds.) Papenf. in Great Britain and Ireland. Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 3: 15-16.
Fralick, R. A. & Andrade, F. (1981). The growth, reproduction, harvesting and management of Pterocladia pinnata (Rhodophyceae) in the Azores, Portugal. Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 10: 289-295.
Fralick, R.A. & Andrade, F. (1981). The growth, reproduction, harvesting and management of Pterocladia pinnata (Rhodophyceae) in the Azores, Portugal. In: Proc. Xth Int. Seaw. Symp., Göteborg, Sweden. (Levring, T. Eds), pp. 289-296. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.
Rascio, N., Mariani, P. & Talarico, L. (1989). Some observations on the cell wall of the Agarophyte Pterocladia pinnata (Huds.) Papenfuss from Catania (Sicily) coasts. In: Alghe e loro Utilizzatione Convegno Nazionale. ( Eds), pp. 161. Lecce: Camera di Commercio Industria Artigiantoe Agricoltura; Università Degli Studi.

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