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Agardhiella tenera (J.Agardh) F.Schmitz

Publication details
Agardhiella tenera (J.Agardh) F.Schmitz in Schmitz & Hauptfleisch 1897: 371

Published in: Schmitz, F. & Hauptfleisch, P. (1897). Rhodophyllidaceae. In: Die natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien nebst ihren Gattungen und wichtigeren Arten insbesondere den Nutzpflanzen unter Mitwirkung zahlreicher hervorragender Fachgelehrten, Teil 1, Abteilung 2. (Engler, A. & Prantl, K. Eds), pp. 366-382. Leipzig: verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann.
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Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Agardhiella.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Agardhiella subulata (C.Agardh) Kraft & M.J.Wynne

Basionym
Gigartina tenera J.Agardh

Type information
Type locality: West Indies (Womersley 1994: 343). Lectotype: Herb. Agardh, LD 34480 (?); (LD 34483*) (Womersley 1994: 343). Notes: Syntype: Atlantic coast of southern North America; West Indies (Silva et al. 1996: 324). Gabrielson & Hommersand (1982: 41) note that when J. Agardh (1841) originally described G. tenera, he gave as its distribution the Atlantic Ocean along the southern coast of North America and the West Indies; when he transferred it to the genus Rhabdonia he listed specific localities, mentioning the islands of Haiti, St. Croix and Puerto Rico. They note that there are some problems associated with the lectotype, selected by Taylor (Taylor & Rhyne 1970) but accept it for the present. Later, Gabrielson (1985: 277), considers that the lectotype specimen LD 34480 should be superseded and he designates the specimen, LD 34483 (*) as the superseding lectotype since the latter exhibits the greatest conformity with J. Agardh's original description. Silva et al. (1996: 919) note that the specimen 33483 bears an inscription that is not completely legible and thus its provenance is uncertain.

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

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Agardhiella tenera (J.Agardh) F.Schmitz)
Indonesian: Gulaman-Dagat (Hoppe & Levring 1982).

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Source of current name
Kraft, G.T. & Wynne, M.J. (1979). An earlier name for the Atlantic North American red alga Neoagardhiella baileyi (Solieriaceae, Gigartinales). Phycologia 18: 325-329, 7 figs.

Key references
Dawson, E.Y., Acleto, O.C. & Foldvik, N. (1964). The seaweeds of Peru. Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia 13: 1-111, 81 pls.

Gabrielson, P.W. (1985). Agardhiella versus Neoagardhiella (Solieriaceae, Rhodophyta): another look at the lectotypification of Gigartina tenera. Taxon 34: 275-280, 2 figs..

Hollenberg, G.J. & Abbott, I.A. (1966). Supplement to Smith's marine algae of the Monterey Peninsula. pp. [i]-ix [xii], [1]-130, 53 figs. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Created: 19 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 04 December 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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Gabrielson, P.W. (1985). Agardhiella versus Neoagardhiella (Solieriaceae, Rhodophyta): another look at the lectotypification of Gigartina tenera. Taxon 34: 275-280, 2 figs..
Wynne, M.J. & Taylor, W.R. (1973). The status of Agardhiella tenera and Agardhiella baileyi (Rhodophyta, Gigartinales). Hydrobiologia 43: 93-107, 11 figs.

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