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Pterocladia heteroplatos (Børgesen) Umamaheswara Rao & Kaliaperumal

Publication details
Pterocladia heteroplatos (Børgesen) Umamaheswara Rao & Kaliaperumal 1982: 109, fig. 1

Published in: Umamaheswara Rao, M. & Kaliaperumal, N. (1982). Genus Pterocladia (Rhodophyceae) from India. Bulletin of the Botanical Survey of India 22: 109-111, 1 fig.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Pterocladia is Pterocladia lucida (R.Brown ex Turner) J.Agardh.

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

Basionym
Gelidium heteroplatos Børgesen

Type information
Type locality: Malabar Hill, Bombay, India (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 145).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Gelidium heteroplatos Børgesen 1934

Taxonomic notes
According to Santelices (1999: 73, 74) this entity may be a species of Pterocladiella.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Gelidium heteroplatos Børgesen)
Australia and New Zealand: Queensland (Lewis 1984, Phillips 1997).

(as Pterocladia heteroplatos (Børgesen) Umamaheswara Rao & Kaliaperumal)
Africa: Kenya (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar) (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Oliveira, Österlund & Mtolera 2005).

Indian Ocean Islands: Andaman Islands (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Seychelles (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).

South-west Asia: Arabian Gulf (John & Al-Thani 2014), India (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Sahoo et al. 2001, Rao & Gupta 2015), Kuwait (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996), Sri Lanka (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).

Asia: South China Sea (Phang et al. 2016).

South-east Asia: Vietnam (Nguyen et al. 2013).

Australia and New Zealand: Queensland (Phillips 2002, Bostock & Holland 2010).

Key references
Santelices, B. (1999). Taxonomic status of the species originally ascribed to the genus Pterocladia (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta). In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species Vol. VII. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.7, pp. 71-80. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.

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References
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Kaliaperumal, N. & Umamaheswara Rao, M. (1981). Studies on the standing crop and phycocolloid of Gelidium pusillum and Pterocladia heteroplatos. Indian Journal of Botany 4(2): 91-95, 1 fig, 3 tables.
Kaliaperumal, N. & Umamaheswara Rao, M. (1985). Seasonal growth, reproduction and spore shedding in Pterocladia heteroplatos. Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences (Plant Sciences) 94: 627-632, 2 figs, 2 tables.

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