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Porphyra amplissima (Kjellman) Setchell & Hus

Publication details
Porphyra amplissima (Kjellman) Setchell & Hus in Hus 1900: 67

Published in: Hus, H.T.A. (1900). Preliminary notes on west-coast Porphyras. Zoe 5: 61-70.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Porphyra is Porphyra purpurea (Roth) C.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Wildemania amplissima (Kjellman) Foslie

Basionym
Diploderma amplissimum Kjellman

Type information
Type locality: Maasö, Norway (Lindstrom & Cole 1992: 1362). Lectotype: F.R. Kjellman; July-August 1876; UPS (Lindstrom & Cole 1992: 1362).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), handsome (Lewis & Short 1890).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Porphyra amplissima (Kjellman) Setchell & Hus)
English: Northern Pink Laver (Bunker et al. 2010).

Description
Membranous, distromatic, rose-purple to cinnabar-red fronds with regularly undulate margins, clear red on drying, to 600 mm long and 300 mm wide, from short stipe and basal holdfast. Cells ± cubical, to 30 µm diam.

Habitat
On rock and epiphytic, lowest tidal pools and subtidally to 10 m, Scotland, NE England and N and NE Ireland, locally abundant.

Key characteristics
Regularly undulate margins; habitat.

Similar species
Porphyra miniata, known from more northerly seas.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Source of current name
Foslie, M. (1891). Contribution to the knowledge of the marine algae of Norway. II. Species from different tracts. Tromsø Museums Aarshefter 14: 36-58, 3 pls.

Key references
Bates, C.R., Saunders, G.W. & Chopin, T. (2005). An assessment of two taxonomic distinctness indices for detecting seaweed assemblage responses to environmental stress. Botanica Marina 48: 231-243.

Brodie, J. & Irvine, L.M. (2003). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 3B. Bangiophycidae. pp. i-xiii, 1-167, map. Andover: Intercept.

Klein, A.S, Mathieson, A.C., Neefus, C.D., Cain, D.C., Taylor, H.A., Teasdale, B.W., West, A.L., Hehre, E.J., Brodie, J., Yarish, C. & Wallace, A.L. (2003). Identification of north-western Atlantic Porphyra (Bangiaceae, Bangiales) based on sequence variation in nuclear SSU and plastid rbcL genes. Phycologia 42: 109-122, 3 figs, 5 tables.

Müller, K.M., Cannone, J.J. & Sheath, R.G. (2005). A molecular phylogenetic analysis of the Bangiales (Rhodophyta) and description of a new genus and species, Pseudobangia kaycoleia. Phycologia 44: 146-155.

Tanaka, T. (1952). The systematic study of the Japanese Protoflorideae. Memoirs of the Faculty of Fisheries, Kagoshima University 2(2): 1-92, 41 figs, 23 pls.

Teasdale, B.W., West, A., Klein, A.S. & Mathieson, A.C. (2009). Distribution and evolution of variable group-I introns in the small ribosomal subunit of North Atlantic Porphyra (Bangiales, Rhodophyta). European Journal of Phycology 44(2): 171-182, 3 figs, 5 tables.

Vinogradova K.L. (2007). The genus Porphyra (Bangiales, Rhodophyta) in the north seas of Russia. Botanicheskii Zhurnal 92(4): 532-543, 3 pls.

Yoshida, T., Notoya, M., Kikuchi, N. & Miyata, M. (1997). Catalogue of species of Porphyra in the world, with special reference to the type locality and bibliography. Nat. Hist. Res. Special Issue No. 3: 5-18, 4 figs.

Zinova, A.D. (1955). Opredelitel burykh vodoroslej severnykh morej SSSR [Determination book of the red algae of the northern seas of the USSR]. pp. 1-219 [+ 1], 169 figs. Moscow & Leningrad: Akad. Nauk SSSR.

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Verified by: 28 July 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Hehre, E.J. & Mathieson, A. C. (1993). Porphyra amplissima (Kjellman) Setchell & Hus: new records of an \"Arctic\" seaweed in southern Maine, New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts. Rhodora 95: 181-187.

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