Gigartina punicea ( & ) D.H.Kim
Gigartina punicea (Postels & Ruprecht) D.H.Kim 1976: 43
Published in: Kim, D.H. (1976 '1975'). A study of the development of cystocarps and tetrasporangial sori in Gigartinaceae (Rhodophyta, Gigartinales). Nova Hedwigia 27: [i]-vi, 1-146, 237 figs, 6 tables, 1 map.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Turnerella mertensiana (Postels & Ruprecht) F.Schmitz
Iridaea punicea Postels & Ruprecht
Type locality: Ad insulam Sitka (Sitka, Alaska, USA) (Postels & Ruprecht 1840: 18). Lectotype: LE (Gabrielson 1989: 390, figs 1-7). Notes: The type material was shown by Gabrielson (1989: 389-393) to represent Turnerella mertensiana (Postels & Ruprecht) Schmitz
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), Phoenician purple, crimson (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Gabrielson, P.W. (1989). On the identity of Iridaea punicea Postels & Ruprecht (Gigartinaceae, Rhodophyta). Taxon 38: 389-393.
Created: 26 December 2005 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 13 September 2010 by M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 18 October 2018.