Gigartina aciculifera Zanardini 1874: 502
Published in: Zanardini, G. (1874). Phyceae australicae novae vel minus cognitae. Flora 57: 486-490, 497-505.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gigartina brachiata Harvey
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: "Hab. Hobatown Tasmaniae." [Hobart, Tasmania, Australia] (Zanardini 1874: 503). Type: MCVE Notes: Edyvane & Womersley (1994) note that G. aculeifera is the name on the type sheet but is not the published name.
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: 28 November 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 15 November 2018.