154,521 species and infraspecific names are in the database, 21,093 images, 59,762 bibliographic items, 417,031 distributional records.

Gelidium pulchellum (Turner) Kützing

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gelidiales
Family Gelidiaceae
Genus Gelidium

Pictures

click on thumbnail for larger version.

Gelidium pulchellum (Turner) Kützing
middle intertidal, South of Portugal, 2011. 01 Jan 0001. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Gelidium pulchellum (Turner) Kützing
Spiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland; margins of pools. 29 Mar 2012. M.D. Guiry. © M.D. Guiry (mikeguiry@me.com).

Gelidium pulchellum (Turner) Kützing
Chyandour, Cornwall; tetrasporangial plant. 10 Nov 2011. David Fenwick. © David Fenwick (davidfenwicksnr@googlemail.com).

Gelidium pulchellum (Turner) Kützing
Chyandour, Cornwall; tetrasporangial plant. 10 Nov 2011. David Fenwick. © David Fenwick (davidfenwicksnr@googlemail.com).

Gelidium pulchellum (Turner) Kützing
Gelidium ? pulchellum on limpet, Spanish Point, Co. Clare, Ireland. 28 Aug 2010. M.D. Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Gelidium pulchellum (Turner) Kützing
Gelidium pulchellum, Fountainstown, Co. Cork. 28 Aug 2010. M.D. Guiry" . © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Gelidium pulchellum (Turner) Kützing
Spanish Point, Co. Clare, Ireland; late-summer plants in a rock-pool. 04 Aug 2004. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

 

Gelidium pulchellum (Turner) Kützing Spanish Point, Co. Clare, Ireland; late-summer plants in a rock-pool
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Gelidium pulchellum (Turner) Kützing 1868: 18

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1868). Tabulae phycologicae; oder, Abbildungen der Tange. Vol. XVIII pp. [i-iii], 1-35, 100 pls. Nordhausen: Gedruckt auf kosten des Verfassers (in commission bei W. Köhne).
 Download PDF

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Gelidium is Gelidium corneum (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux.

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

Basionym
Fucus corneus var. pulchellus Turner

Type information
England: Devon: Sidmouth.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), beautiful and little (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Fucus corneus var. pulchellus Turner 1819
Sphaerococcus corneus var. pulchellus (Turner) C.Agardh 1822
Gelidium corneum var. pulchellum (Turner) Greville 1830
Gelidium latifolium var. pulchellum (Turner) Van Heurck 1908

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Fucus corneus var. clavifer Turner 1819
Gelidium pulchellum var. genuinum Batters 1902
Gelidium pulchellum var. clavifer (Turner) Feldmann & Hamel 1936

General environment
This is a marine species.

Description
Cartilaginous, regularly or irregularly bipinnate, dark red-brown fronds, 50-100 mm high, arising from a creeping base. Main axes narrow, cylindrical, somewhat flattened above. Ultimate branches short, pointed at first, later ± spathulate, particularly when reproductive. Appearance variable with habitat and time of year.

Habitat
Abundant in and around tidal pools in mid- and lower intertidal in high-light situations. Generally epiphytic on Corallina officinalis. Widely distributed, common.

Key characteristics
Pinnate branching, mid- and lower-intertidal low-light habitats, and slighly flattened main axis.

Similar species
Gelidium latifolium is more flattened and more regularly pinnately branched and occurs in lower-shore habitats and in the subtidal.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Key references
Dixon, P.S. & Irvine, L.M. (1977). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 1. Introduction, Nemaliales, Gigartinales. pp. [i]-xi, [1]-252, 90 figs. London: British Museum (Natural History).

Dixon, P.S. & Irvine, L.M. (1977). Miscellaneous notes on algal taxonomy and nomenclature. IV. Botaniska Notiser 120: 137-141.

Feldmann, J. & Hamel, G. (1934). Observations sur quelques Gélidiacées. Revue Générale de Botanique 46: 528-549, 11 figs.

Fredriksen, S., Guiry, M.D. & Rueness, J. (1994). Morphological and biosystematic studies of Gelidium pusillum and G. pulchellum (Gelidiaceae, Rhodophyta) from Europe. Phycologia 33: 462-470.

Perrone, C., Felicini, G.P. & Bottalico, A. (2006). The prostrate system of the Gelidiales: diagnostic and taxonomic importance. Botanica Marina 49: 23-33.

Rodríguez-Prieto, C., Ballesteros, E., Boisset, F. & Afonso-Carrillo, J. (2013). Guía de las macroalgas y fanerógamas marinas del Mediterráneo occidental. pp. [1]-656. Barcelona: Ediciones Omega, S.A..

Created: 30 March 1996 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 04 January 2016 by M.D. Guiry

Accesses: This record has been accessed by users 7739 times since it was created.

Verification of data
Users are responsible for verifying the accuracy of information before use, as noted on the website Content page.

References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Fredriksen, S., Guiry, M.D. & Rueness, J. (1994). Morphological and biosystematic studies of Gelidium pusillum and G. pulchellum (Gelidiaceae, Rhodophyta) from Europe. Phycologia 33: 462-470.
Gómez, I., Figueroa, F.L., Sousa-Pinto, I., Viñegla, B., Pérez-Rodríquez, E., Maestre, C., Coelho, S., Felga, A. & Pereira, R. (2001). Effects of UV radiation and temperature on photosynthesis as measured by PAM flourescence in the red alga Gelidium pulchellum (Turner) Kützing. Botanica Marina 44: 9-16.
Sousa-Pinto, I., Murano, E., Coelho, S., Felga, A. & Pereira, R.C. (1999). The effect of light on growth and agar content of Gelidium pulchellum (Gelidiaceae, Rhodophyta). Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 16: 329-338.

Linking to this page: http://www.algaebase.org/search/species/detail/?species_id=16

Citing AlgaeBase
Cite this record as:
M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 16 February 2019.

SITE © 1996 - 2019 M.D. Guiry. All rights reserved.

Website Design : 249 Design Studio