Membranoptera multiramosa N.L.Gardner
Membranoptera multiramosa N.L.Gardner 1926: 209, pl. 19: fig. 1
Published in: Gardner, N.L. (1926). New Rhodophyceae from the Pacific coast of North America. I. University of California Publications in Botany 13: 205-226, pls 15-21.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Membranoptera platyphylla (Setchell & N.L.Gardner) Kylin
Membranoptera edentata Kylin 1941
Gabrielson, Widdowson & Lindstrom (2004: 108, footnote) comment that "...characters used to distinguish M. multiramosa and M. platyphylla need to be examined. - (16 Aug 2006) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Moss Beach, San Mateo Co., California, U.S.A. (Gardner 1926: 209). Holotype: N.L. Gardner No. 4911; April; Growing on rocks in sheltered places at the extreme lower littoral belt.. UC  (Gardner 1926: 209). Notes: Epilithic in sheltered habitats in the lowest intertidal. UC 284045 cited in Hughey et al., 2017: 41 and in INA [UC number erroneously reported as UC 266290]. Isotype: uC 284046.
Source of current name
Wynne, M.J. & Saunders, G.W. (2012). Taxonomic assessment of North American species of the genera Cumathamnion, Delesseria, Membranoptera and Pantoneura (Delesseriaceae, Rhodophyta) using molecular data. Algae. An International Journal of Algal Research 27(3): 155-173.
Hawkes, M.W., Tanner, C.E. & Lebednik, P.A. (1978). The benthic marine algae of northern British Columbia. Syesis 11: 81-115.
Hughey, J.R., Hommersand, M.H., Gabrielson, P.W., Miller, K.A. & Fuller, T. (2017). Analysis of the complete plastomes of three species of Membranoptera (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta) from Pacific North America. Journal of Phycology 53(1): 32-43.
Smith, G.M. (1944). Marine algae of the Monterey Peninsula. pp. i-ix, 1-622, 98 pls. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
Zinova, A.D. (1965). Species familiae Delesseriacearum (Rhodophyta) in parte septentrionali Oceani Pacifici. Novitates Systematicae Plantarum non Vascularium 2: 78-97.
Created: 13 April 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 27 April 2017 by Wendy Guiry
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Waaland, J.R. & Kemp, C.I. (1972). Observations on the life-history of Membranoptera multiramosa Gardner (Rhodophyceae, Ceramiales) in culture. Phycologia 11: 15-18.
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Wendy Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 February 2019.