Gigartina gigantea J.
Gigartina gigantea J.Agardh 1885: 31
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Sarcothalia radula (Esper) Edyvane & Womersley
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), huge.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Orford, Tasmania (Edyvane & Womersley 1994: 293). Lectotype: Meredith; Calm water. Herb. Agardh, LD 23925 (Edyvane & Womersley 1994: 293). Notes: A possible isolectotype in MEL, 652098.
Source of current name
Edyvane, K.S. & Womersley, H.B.S. (1994). Family Gigartinaceae Kützing 1843: 389. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Rhodophyta - Part IIIA. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 285-314. Canberra:
Created: 13 July 2000 by Fabio Rindi
Verified by: 02 July 2009 by Wendy Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 18 February 2019.