Gigartina cordata (Turner) D.H.Kim
Gigartina cordata (Turner) D.H.Kim 1976: 40
Published in: Kim, D.H. (1976 '1975'). A study of the development of cystocarps and tetrasporangial sori in Gigartinaceae (Rhodophyta, Gigartinales). Nova Hedwigia 27: [i]-vi, 1-146, 237 figs, 6 tables, 1 map.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Iridaea cordata (Turner) Bory de Saint-Vincent
Fucus cordatus Turner
Type locality: "Banks' Isles, on the North West coast of America" [Actually Isla de los Estados, Argentina] (Hughey, Silva & Hommersand 2001: 1097). Type: Archibald Menzies; E (Hommersand, Guiry, Fredericq & Leister 1993: 112). Notes: Although the location cited by Turner is in North America, Hughey et al. (2001: 1097) have provided incontrovertible evidence that the specimen was actually collected in South America, being identical to specimens collected from Isla de los Estados, Argentina. Menzies was ship's surgeon on Capt Colnett's Price of Wales on the northern shore of Isla de los Estados where the ship anchored from 26 January to 12 February, 1787. The specimen seems to have been subsequently mislabeled.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), heart-shaped.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Created: 30 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 26 December 2005 by M.D. Guiry
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Mumford, T.F., Jr & Waaland, J.R. (1980). Progress and prospects for field cultivation of Iridaea cordata and Gigartina exasperata. pp. 92-105, 193-197, 213-228. California: California Sea Grant College Program.
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 September 2018.