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Griffithsia opuntioides J.Agardh

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Suborder Spermothamniineae
Family Wrangeliaceae
Tribe Griffithsieae
Genus Griffithsia

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Griffithsia opuntioides J.Agardh
microscope, Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2008. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Griffithsia opuntioides J.Agardh
microscope, Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2008. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Griffithsia opuntioides J.Agardh
microscope, Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2008. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Griffithsia opuntioides J.Agardh
microscope, Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2008. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Griffithsia opuntioides J.Agardh
microscope, Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2008. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Griffithsia opuntioides J.Agardh
intertidal rocky pool, Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2008. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

 

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Griffithsia opuntioides J.Agardh microscope, Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2008
© Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es)

Publication details
Griffithsia opuntioides J.Agardh 1842: 76

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1842). Algae maris Mediterranei et Adriatici, observationes in diagnosin specierum et dispositionem generum. pp. [i]-x, 1-164. Parisiis [Paris]: Apud Fortin, Masson et Cie.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Griffithsia is Griffithsia corallina C.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), resembling the genus Opuntia.

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Griffithsia neapolitana Nägeli ex Kützing 1862

Distributional notes
“The material from Western Sahara was sterile and it was therefore not possible to attribute it with certainty either to Griffithsia opuntioides or G. schousboei.” (John et al., 2004).

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Syntype localities: Ad saxa molae extra portum Liburniae, ad Amalfi regni Neapolitani et fructiferam prope Nizzam (Agardh 1842: 76).

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Key references
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. II. pp. [2], 763-1504. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.

Wynne, M.J. (2005). A check-list of benthic marine algae of the tropical and subtropical western Atlantic: second revision. Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia 129: 1-152.

Zanardini, G. (1867). Scelta di Ficee nuove o più rare del mare Adriatico. Memorie del Reale Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti 13(1): [404]-434, pls 10-17.

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References
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Pérez-Cirera, J.L., J. Cremades & I. Bárbara (1989). Griffithsia opuntioides J.Ag. y Helminthora divaricata (C.Ag.) J.Ag., dos nuevos rodófitos para el Noroeste Peninsular. . Anales Jardín Botánico de Madrid 45(2): 547-549.

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