Gracilaria truncata Kraft Tanzania
© Katrin Oesterlund (Katrin.Osterlund@uadm.uu.se)
Gracilaria truncata Kraft 1977: 495
Published in: Kraft, G.T. (1977). Transfer of the New Zealand red alga Tylotus proliferus (Gracilariaceae, Gigartinales) to the genus Gracilaria. New Zealand Journal of Botany 15: 495-502, 15 figs.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Crassiphycus proliferus (Harvey) Gurgel, J.N.Norris & Fredericq
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), truncate, i.e., ending very abruptly as if cut straight across (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
New name for Rhodymenia prolifera Harvey; priority for Gracilaria prolifera Reinsch, 1888. - (1 Nov 2008) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: "New Zealand, Colenso s.n. (TCD0011988)" (Nelson & Dahlen 2014: 241). Lectotype: Colenso; TCD 00119988 (Nelson & Dahlen 2014: 241).
Source of current name
Guiry, M.D., Norris, J.N., Fredericq, S. & Gurgel C.F.D. (2018). Crassiphycus Guiry, Gurgel, J.N.Norris & Fredericq, gen. nov., a replacement name for Crassa Gurgel, J.N.Norris & Fredericq, nom. inval. (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta), with some additional nomenclatural notes. Notulae Algarum 82: 1-4, no figs.
Nelson, W.A. (2013). New Zealand seaweeds. An illustrated guide. pp. -328. Wellington: Te Papa Press.
Created: 30 December 1997 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 11 December 2018 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 24 August 2019.