Gigartina cristata ( ) & N.L.Gardner
Gigartina cristata (Setchell) Setchell & N.L.Gardner 1933: 289
Published in: Setchell, W.A. & Gardner, N.L. (1933). A preliminary survey of Gigartina, with special reference to its Pacific North American species. University of California Publications in Botany 17: 255-339, Plates 46-65.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Mastocarpus cristatus (Setchell) S.C.Lindstrom, Hughey & Martone
Type locality: Pyramid Point, Monterey County, California (Lindstrom et al. 2011: 672). Holotype: W.A. Setchell, 1665; 18 May 1897; UC 93707 (Lindstrom et al. 2011: 672). Notes: Isotypes distributed as PB-A No. 426.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), crested.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Lindstrom, S.C., Hughey, J.R. & Martone, P.T. (2011). New, resurrected and redefined species of Mastocarpus (Phyllophoraceae, Rhodophyta) from the northeast Pacific. Phycologia 50(6): 661-683.
Silva, P.C. (1996-to date). Index Nominum Algarum, University Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/INA.html. Updated continuously. ..
Smith, G.M. (1944). Marine algae of the Monterey Peninsula. pp. i-ix, 1-622, 98 pls. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
Created: 11 October 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 16 December 2011 by Wendy Guiry
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