Pterocladia rectangularis (A.H.S. ) &
Pterocladia rectangularis (A.H.S.Lucas) Womersley & Guiry Point Peron, Rockingham, Western Australia 31 Aug. 1990 (K8408)
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Pterocladia rectangularis (A.H.S.Lucas) Womersley & Guiry 1994: 141, 142, figs 40 D-F, 41 K
Published in: 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.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Orthogonacladia rectangularis (A.H.S.Lucas) G.H.Boo & T.Wernberg
Gelidium rectangulare A.H.S.Lucas
Lectotype locality: Flinders Bay, Western Australia (Womersley & Guiry 1994: 141). Lectotype: Lucas; September 1928; Herb. Lucas, NSW (Womersley & Guiry 1994: 141). Notes: Flinders Bay near Cape Leeuwin.
Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), rectangular (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Boo, G.H., Le Gall, L., Miller, K.A., Freshwater, D.W., Wernberg, T., Terada, R., Yoon, K.J. & Boo, S.M. (2016). A novel phylogeny of the Gelidiales (Rhodophyta) based on five genes including the nuclear CesA, with descriptions of Orthogonacladia gen. nov. and Orthogonacladiaceae fam. nov. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 101: 359-372, 6 figs.
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.
Created: 29 December 1997 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 June 2019.