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Punctaria tenuissima (C.Agardh) Greville

Publication details
Punctaria tenuissima (C.Agardh) Greville 1830: xlii, 54

Published in: Greville, R.K. (1830). Algae britannicae, or descriptions of the marine and other inarticulated plants of the British islands, belonging to the order Algae; with plates illustrative of the genera. pp. [i*-iii*], [i]-lxxxviii, [1]-218, pl. 1-19. Edinburgh & London: McLachlan & Stewart; Baldwin & Cradock.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Punctaria is Punctaria plantaginea (Roth) Greville.

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

Basionym
Zonaria tenuissima C.Agardh

Type information
Type locality: Kattegat, between Sweden and Denmark (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 636).

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

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Zonaria tenuissima C.Agardh 1824
Diplostromium tenuissimum (C.Agardh) Kützing 1843

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Ulva plantaginifolia Wulfen 1803
Punctaria undulata J.Agardh 1836
Desmotrichum balticum Kützing 1845
Desmotrichum scopulorum Reinke 1888
Desmotrichum undulatum (J.Agardh) Reinke 1889
Diplostromium balticum (Kützing) J.Agardh 1896
Desmotrichum balticum f. paradoxum Gran 1897
Punctaria baltica (Kützing) Batters 1902
Streblonema effusum Kylin 1907
Desmotrichum repens Kylin 1907
Desmotrichum scopulorum f. fennicum Skottsberg 1911
Entonema effusum (Kylin) Kylin 1947

Taxonomic notes
Guiry (1997) suggests consulting Fletcher (1987) for the potential synonymy between Desmotrichum undulatum and Punctaria tenuissima.

Distributional notes
This species has been introduced into the Mediterranean (Verlaque et al. 2015: 71) being first found in the Jabuka Island, Croatia in 1947-1956. - (4 Nov 2015) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Punctaria tenuissima (C.Agardh) Greville)
Swedish: Vågig prickbindel (Tolstoy & Österlund 2003).

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Key references
Cormaci, M., Furnari, G., Catra, M., Alongi, G. & Giaccone, G. (2012). Flora marina bentonica del Mediterraneo: Phaeophyceae. Bollettino dell'Accademia Gioenia 45: 1-508.

Fletcher, R.L. (1987). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Vol. 3. Fucophyceae (Phaeophyceae). Part 1. pp. [i]-x, [1]-359, 90 figs, 15 pls. London: British Museum (Natural History).

Mathieson, A.C. & Dawes, C.J. (2017). Seaweeds of the Northwest Atlantic. pp. [i]-x, 1-798, CIX pls. Amherst & Boston: University of Massachusetts Press.

Parente, M.I., Fletcher, R.L., Neto, A.I., Tittley, I., Sousa, A.F., Draisma, S. & Gabriel, D. (2010). Life history and morphological studies of Punctaria tenuissima (Chordariaceae, Phaephyceae), a new record for the Azores. Botanica Marina 53(3): 223-231.

Sfriso, A. (2011). Ochrophyta (Phaeophyceae e Xanthophyceae). Ambiente di transizione italiani e litorali adiacenti. pp. [1]-234, pls 1-51. Bologna: Arpa Emilia-Romagna.

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Parente, M.I., Fletcher, R.L., Neto, A.I., Tittley, I., Sousa, A.F., Draisma, S. & Gabriel, D. (2010). Life history and morphological studies of Punctaria tenuissima (Chordariaceae, Phaephyceae), a new record for the Azores. Botanica Marina 53(3): 223-231.

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