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Gigartina nitens J.Agardh

Publication details
Gigartina nitens J.Agardh 1899: 40

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1899). Analecta algologica, Continuatio V. Lunds Universitets Års-Skrift, Andra Afdelningen, Kongl. Fysiografiska Sällskapets i Lund Handlingar 35(4): 1-160, 3 pls.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Gigartina is Gigartina pistillata (S.G.Gmelin) Stackhouse.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Sarcothalia radula (Esper) Edyvane & Womersley

Origin of species name
Participle (Latin), shining, gleaming (Dawes & Mathieson 2008).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Lectotypeype locality: Port Phillip Heads, Victoria (Edyvane & Womersley 1994: 294). Lectotype (cystocarpic): Herb. Agardh, LD 23939 (Edyvane & Womersley 1994: 294). Notes: Lectotype selected by Edyvane & Womersley (1994: 294); collected by Wilson, 30.i.1883(?).

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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:

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 September 2018.

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