Gracilaria gracilis (Stackhouse) Steentoft, L.M.Irvine & Farnham Saldanha Bay, Western Cape, South Africa; drying plants
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Fucus gracilis Stackhouse 1801: xxx, 100, pl. XVI in part
Published in: Stackhouse, J. (1802 '1801'). Nereis britannica; continens species omnes fucorum in insulis britannicis crescentium: descriptione latine et anglico, necnon iconibus ad vivum depictis... Fasc. 3. pp. xxv-xl, 71-112, 1-4, 1-3, pls XIII-XVII, A-G. Bathoniae [Bath] & Londini [London]: S. Hazard; J. White.
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Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gracilaria gracilis (Stackhouse) Steentoft, L.M.Irvine & Farnham
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), thin, slender (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: "Padstow, Cornwall, and elsewhere", England (Athanasiadis 1996: 63). Type: Stackhouse; BM Notes: This type locality was first recorded as a lectotype without provenance by Steentoft, L.Irvine & Farnham (1995: 115, fig. 1) (Silva et al., 1996)
Source of current name
Steentoft, M., Irvine, L.M. & Farnham, W.F. (1995). Two terete species of Gracilaria and Gracilariopsis (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) in Britain. Phycologia 34(2): 113-127, 37 figs.
Created: 28 September 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 31 December 2009 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 23 April 2019.