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Gigartina fastigiata J.Agardh, nom. illeg.

Publication details
Gigartina fastigiata J.Agardh 1849: 86, nom. illeg.

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1849). Algolosgiska bidrag. Öfversigt af Kongl. Vetenskaps-Adademiens Förhandlingar, Stockholm 6: 79-89.

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 Sarcothalia scutellata (Hering) Leister

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), fastigiate, with branches clustered, parallel and erect, giving a narrow elongated habit (occasionally meaning branched reaching to the same height) (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: "Cap b. spei" [Caput Bonae Spei: Cape of Good Hope, usually meaning Cape Province, South Africa] (Agardh 1849: 86).

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Source of current name
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.

Created: 13 February 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 06 August 2015 by M.D. Guiry

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

Lawson, C.J., Rees, D.A., Stancioff, D.J. & Stanley, N.F. (1973). Carrageenans Part VIII. Repeating structures of galactan sulphates from Furcellaria fastigiata, Gigartina canaliculata, G. chamissoi, G. atropurpurea, Ahnfeltia durvillaei, Gymnogongrus furcellatus, Eucheuma cottonii, E. spinosum, E. isiforme, E. uncinatum, Aghardiella tenera, Pachymenia hymantophora, and Gloiopeltis cervicornis. J Chem Soc : 2177-2182.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 September 2018.

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