Gigartina pistillata (S.G.Gmelin)
Gigartina pistillata (S.G.Gmelin) Stackhouse Collected near Roscoff (F), December 1984
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Gigartina pistillata (S.G.Gmelin) Stackhouse 1809: 74
Published in: Stackhouse, J. (1809). Tentamen marino-cryptogamicum, ordinem novum; in genera et species distributum, in Classe XXIVta Linnaei sistens. Mémoires de la Société Imperiale des Naturalistes de Moscou 2: -97.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Gigartina.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Fucus pistillatus S.G.Gmelin
Type locality: Doubtful; sent by Sandifort from the Netherlands (The Hague) (Dixon & Irvine 1977: 239). Lectotype: original illustration in the absence of material (S.G. Gmelin, 1768, pl. xviii, fig. 1) (epitype) (Dixon & Irvine 1977: 239). Notes: Only known from drift plants (Stegenga et al. 1997).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), pistillate (Stearn 1973).
Fucus pistillatus S.G.Gmelin 1768
Cotton (1915: 201) and Papenfuss (1964: 41) consider that the Falkland Islands record of this species is doubtfully correct.
This is a marine species.
(as Gigartina pistillata (S.G.Gmelin) Stackhouse)
English: Pestle Weed (Bunker et al. 2010).
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. I. pp. [i]-xxxxviii, 1-762. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.
Dixon, P.S. & Irvine, L.M. (1977). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 1. Introduction, Nemaliales, Gigartinales. pp. [i]-xi, -252, 90 figs. London: British Museum (Natural History).
Hommersand, M.H., Guiry, M.D., Fredericq, S. & Leister, G.L. (1993). New perspectives in the taxonomy of the Gigartinaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta). Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 14: 105-120, 41 figs.
Loiseaux-de Goër, S. & Noailles, M.-C. (2008). Algues de Roscoff. pp. -215, col. figs. Roscoff: Editions de la Station Biologique de Roscoff.
Papenfuss, G.F. (1964). Catalogue and bibliography of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic benthic marine algae. In: Antarctic Research Series. Volume 1. Bibliography of the Antarctic Seas. (Lee, M.O. Eds), 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.
Created: 13 May 1996 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 06 February 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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Amini, A., Mouradi, A., Bennasser, L. & Givernaud, T. (2007). Seasonal variations in thalli and carrageenan composition of Gigartina pistillata (Gmelin) Stackhouse (Rhodophyta, Gigartinales) harvested along the Atlantic coast of Morocco. Phycological Research 55(2): 143-149.
Hommersand, M., Fredericq, S. & Cabioch, J. (1992). Developmental morphology of Gigartina pistillata (Gigartinaceae, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 31: 300-325.
Isaac, W.E. & Simons, S.M. (1954). Some observations on Gigartina pistillata (Gmel.) Stackh. from Port Alfred with a record of plants bearing both tetraspores and carpospores. Journal of South African Botany 20: 117-124, 7 figs, Plate VII.
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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 25 September 2018.