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Pyropia tenera (Kjellman) N.Kikuchi, M.Miyata, M.S.Hwang & H.G.Choi

Publication details
Pyropia tenera (Kjellman) N.Kikuchi, M.Miyata, M.S.Hwang & H.G.Choi in Sutherland et al. 2011: 1145

Published in: Sutherland, J.E., Lindstrom, S.C., Nelson, W.A., Brodie, J., Lynch, M.D., Hwang, M.S., Choi, H.-G., Miyata, M., Kikuchi, N., Oliveira, M.C., Farr, T., Neefus, C., Mols-Mortensen, A. Milstein, D. & Müller, K.M. (2011). A new look at an ancient order: generic revision of the Bangiales (Rhodophyta). Journal of Phycology 47(5): 1131-1151.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Pyropia is Pyropia californica J.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Porphyra tenera Kjellman

Type information
Type locality: "Japan" (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 93). Lectotype: S (Sutherland et al. 2011: 1145). Notes: Syntype in UPS. Kurogi lectotypified the species with a specimen in S in 1985 (Sutherland et al. 2011: 1145).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), soft, delicate (Brown 1956).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Porphyra tenera Kjellman 1897
Phyllona tenera (Kjellman) Kuntze 1898

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Porphyra tenera Kjellman)
Chinese: Tsz Tsai, Tsu Tsoi, Tsu Tsai, Chi Tsai, Hung Tsoi, Hung Tsai, Chi Choy, Hai Tsai, Tai Tso (Madlener 1977), Zicai (Lembi & Waaland 1988).

Japanese: Asakusa nori, Amanori, Hoshi-nori, Kuro-nori, Sushi nori, Chishima Kuro-nori, Tisima (Madlener 1977).

Korean: Kim (Madlener 1977).

Russian: Nuru (Madlener 1977).

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Key references
Niwa, K., Iida, S., Kato, A., Kawai, H., Kikuchi, N., Kobiyama, A. & Aruga, Y. (2009). Genetic diversity and introgression in two cultivated species (Porphyra yezoensis and Porphyra tenera) and closely related wild species. Journal of Phycology 45(2): 493-502, 6 figs, 3 tables.

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