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Gigartina flabellata J.Agardh, nom. illeg.

Publication details
Gigartina flabellata J.Agardh 1851: 265, nom. illeg.

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1851). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen secundum: algas florideas complectens. Part 1. pp. [i]-xii, [1]-336 + 337-351 [Addenda and Indices]. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Gigartina is Gigartina pistillata (S.G.Gmelin) Stackhouse.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gigartina muelleriana Setchell & N.L.Gardner

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), flabellate, fan-shaped (Stearn 1973).

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

Nomenclatural notes
Edyvane & Womersley (1994: 308) note that this taxon was re-named G. muelleriana by Setchell & Gardner (1933: 294) since it was pre-dated by G. flabellata Kützing (1849: 751). - (3 Jul 2009) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Edyvane, K.S. & Womersley, H.B.S. (1994). Family Gigartinaceae Kützing 1843: 389. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Rhodophyta - Part IIIA. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 285-314. Canberra:

Hommersand, M.H., Guiry, M.D., Fredericq, S. & Leister, G.L. (1993). New perspectives in the taxonomy of the Gigartinaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta). Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 14: 105-120, 41 figs.

Created: 30 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 10 July 2009 by Wendy Guiry

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