Gigartina bracteata (S.G.Gmelin) & N.L.Gardner
Gigartina bracteata (S.G.Gmelin) Setchell & N.L.Gardner 1933: 258
Original publication: Setchell, W.A. & Gardner, N.L. (1933). A preliminary survey of Gigartina, with special reference to its Pacific North American species. University of California Publications in Botany 17: 255-339, Plates 46-65.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Fucus bracteatus S.G.Gmelin
Type locality: "Mare indicum"* (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 903). Notes: *Silva et al. (1996: 903) note: Seba's (1758) illustrations, included in the protologue of Fucus bracteatus, were considered to constitute the type of F. bracteatus by Setchell & Gardner. Seba's material probably came from the Cape of Good Hope on the Atlantic Ocean. Gigartina bracteata is restricted to the cold waters of western Cape Province, South Africa. Rumphius (1750: 186) is also cited in the protologue. His alga (from Amboina on the Banda Sea, an outlier of the Pacific Ocean) was referred by G. Mertens (1863: 43) to Mastocarpus klenzeanus Kützing, a taxonomic synonym of Sarcodia montagneana (J. Hooker & Harvey J. Agardh. There is no indication that Gmelin had original collections at hand, so that the provenance "Mare indicum" shoud be considered erroneous. According to Parkinson (1981: 19), Gmelin's species is based primarily on the Rumphius plant and not on those of Seba (1750).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), bearing bracts.
Fucus bracteatus S.G.Gmelin 1768
This is a marine species.
Australia and New Zealand: Auckland Islands (Papenfuss 1964).
Papenfuss, G.F. (1964). Catalogue and bibliography of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic benthic marine algae. In: Bibliography of the Antarctic Seas. (Lee, M.O. Eds) Vol.1, pp. 1-76. Washington D.C.: American Geophysical Union.
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.
SAG Cultures may be viewed at http://sagdb.uni-goettingen.de/showstrains.php?genus=Gigartina&species=bracteata
Cultures from the Scandinavian Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Copenhagen (SCCAP) and Protozoa may be viewed at http://www.sccap.dk/search/algaebase.asp?Genus=Gigartina&Species=bracteata
Created: 21 February 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 13 July 2009 by Wendy Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2014. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 10 March 2014.
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