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Pterocladia lucida (R.Brown ex Turner) J.Agardh

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

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Pterocladia lucida (R.Brown ex Turner) J.Agardh
Cape Peron, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Pterocladia lucida (R.Brown ex Turner) J.Agardh
Australia. 25 May 2011. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Pterocladia lucida (R.Brown ex Turner) J.Agardh
Rottnest Island, Western Australia.. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Pterocladia lucida (R.Brown ex Turner) J.Agardh

 

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Pterocladia lucida (R.Brown ex Turner) J.Agardh Australia
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Publication details
Pterocladia lucida (R.Brown ex Turner) J.Agardh 1851: 483-484

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 2, fasc. 1. pp. 337 [bis]-351 [bis] 352-506. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.
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Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Pterocladia.

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

Basionym
Fucus lucidus R.Brown ex Turner

Type information
Type locality: southern Australia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 145). Holotype: Brown; BM (Womersley & Guiry 1994: 137). Notes: According to Womersley & Guiry (1994: 137) the type is from "S coast of N. Holl.".

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), shining.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Fucus lucidus R.Brown ex Turner 1811
Gelidium lucidum (R.Brown ex Turner) Sonder 1848

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Pterocladiastrum robustum Akatsuka

General environment
This is a marine species.

Habitat
A common subtidal species on rough-water coasts (Womersley & Guiry 1994: 137).

Type information
Type locality: 'S. coast of N. Holl.' [South coast of Australia] (Millar & Freshwater 2005: 249). Lectotype: Robert Brown; BM sine numero (Millar & Freshwater 2005: 249).

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Key references
Adams, N.M. (1997). Common seaweeds of New Zealand. pp. [1]-48, 48 pls. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press.

Millar, A.J.K. & Freshwater, D.W. (2005). Morphology and molecular phylogeny of the marine algal order Gelidiales (Rhodophyta) from New South Wales, including Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands. Australian Systematic Botany 18: 215-263.

Nelson, W.A. (2013). New Zealand seaweeds. An illustrated guide. pp. [1]-328. Wellington: Te Papa Press.

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

Rodríguez, D. & Santelices, B. (1988). Separation of Gelidium and Pterocladia on vegetative characters. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds With reference to some Pacific and Caribbean Species Vol. II. (Abbott, I.A. Eds), pp. 115-125. La Jolla: Sea Grant College Program, University of California.

Santelices, B. & Stewart, J.G. (1985). Pacific species of Gelidium Lamouroux and other Gelidiales (Rhodophyta), with keys and descriptions to the common or economically important species. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweds With Refernce to some Paicific and Caribbean Species. (Abbott, I.A. & Norris, J.N. Eds), pp. 17-31. La Jolla: California Sea Grant College Program.

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.

Scott, F.J. (2017). Marine plants of Tasmania. pp. [i]-viii, 1-360, numerous col. illus. Hobart: Tasmania Herbarium, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

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.

Womersley, H.B.S. & Guiry, M.D. (1994). Order Gelidiales Kylin 1923: 132. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Part IIIA. Bangiophyceae and Florideophyceae (Acrochaetiales, Nemaliales, Gelidiales, Hildenbrandiales and Gigartinales sensu lato). (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 118-142. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.

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