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Porphyra columbina Montagne 1842

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Bangiophyceae
Subclass Bangiophycidae
Order Bangiales
Family Bangiaceae
Genus Porphyra


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Porphyra columbina Montagne
Mar Brava, Chiloé, Chile; Dried plants sold as food on fish market. 21 Jan 2007. Frithjof Kuepper. © Frithjof Kuepper (fck@sams.ac.uk).


Publication details
Porphyra columbina Montagne 1842: 14

Published in: Montagne, [J.F.] C. (1842). Prodromus generum specierumque phycearum novarum, in itinere ad polum antarcticum...ab illustri Dumont d'Urville peracto collectarum, notis diagnosticis tantum huc evulgatarum, descriptionibus verò fusioribus nec non iconibus analyticis iam iamque illustrandarum. pp. [1-]16. Parisiis [Paris]: apud Gide, editorem.
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Publication date: Before 10 Sept 1842

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 Pyropia columbina (Montagne) W.A.Nelson

Type information
Type locality: Auckland Is., New Zealand (Womersley 1994: 39). Holotype: Dumont d'Urville; March 1840; PC 0029833 (MA6267) (Sutherland et al. 2011: 1143).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Often common, forming a dense mid eulittoral community, on rough-water rocky coasts (Womersley 1994: 39).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Porphyra columbina Montagne)
South America: Argentina (Pujals 1963, Peinado, Diaz, Figueroa & Helbling 2004, Boraso & Zaixso 2011), Chile (Santelices 1989, Ramírez & Santelices 1991, Stiller & Waaland 1993, Hoffmann & Santelices 1997), Peru (Dawson, Acleto & Foldvik 1964, Ramírez & Santelices 1991), Temperate South America (Ramírez & Santelices 1991).

Australia and New Zealand: New South Wales (Millar & Kraft 1993, Womersley 1994), New Zealand (Stiller & Waaland 1993, Adams 1994, Womersley 1994, Nelson & Phillips 1996, Adams 1997), Queensland (Phillips 1997, Phillips 2002, Bostock & Holland 2010), South Australia (Womersley 1994), Tasmania (Womersley 1994), Victoria (Womersley 1994).

Subantarctic Islands: Macquarie Island (Ricker 1987).

Antarctic and Antarctic islands: Ant./Subantarctic and islands (Papenfuss 1964).

Key references
Adams, N.M. (1997). Common seaweeds of New Zealand. pp. [1]-48, 48 pls. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press.

Dawson, E.Y., Acleto, C. & Foldvik, N. (1964). The seaweeds of Peru. Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia 13: 1-111, 81 pls.

Papenfuss, G.F. (1964). Catalogue and bibliography of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic benthic marine algae. In: Antarctic Research Series. Volume 1. Bibliography of the Antarctic Seas. (Lee, M.O. Eds), pp. 1-76. Washington D.C.: American Geophysical Union.

Ricker, R.W. (1987). Taxonomy and biogeography of Macquarie Island seaweeds. pp. [i]-vi, [2], 1-344. London: British Museum (Natural History).

Sutherland, J.E., Lindstrom, S.C., Nelson, W.A., Brodie, J., Lynch, M.D., Hwang, M.S., Choi, H.-G., Miyata, M., Kikuchi, N., Oliveira, M.C., Farr, T., Neefus, C., Mols-Mortensen, A. Milstein, D. & Müller, K.M. (2011). A new look at an ancient order: generic revision of the Bangiales (Rhodophyta). Journal of Phycology 47(5): 1131-1151.

Womersley, H.B.S. (1994). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIA - Bangiophyceae and Florideophyceae (Acrochaetiales, Nemaliales, Gelidiales, Hildenbrandiales and Gigartinales sensu lato). pp. [1]-508, 167 figs, 4 pls, 4 maps. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.

Created: 11 July 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 04 December 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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

Aitken, K.A., Kelton, L.D. & Brown, M.T. (1991). Seasonal protein variation in the New Zealand seaweeds Porphyra columbina Mont. and Porphyra subtumens J. Ag. (Rhodophyceae). Japanese Journal of Phycology 39: 307-317.
Avila, M., Santelices, B. & McLachlan, J. (1986). Photoperiod and temperature regulation of the life history of Porphyra columbina (Rhodophyta, Bangiales) from central Chile. Canadian Journal of Botany 64: 1867-1872.
Boraso de Zaixso, A.L. [Boraso, A.L.] (1998). Porphyra columbina (Rhodophyta). II. Estadíos de desarrollo en punta Maqueda, (Provincia de Santa Cruz, Argentina). Physis Secciones A 55(128-129): 9-15.
Brown, M.T., Frazer, A.W.J. & Melton, L.D. (1990). Growth and reproduction of Porphyra columbina Mont. (Bangiales, Rhodophyceae) from southern New Zealand. Journal of Applied Phycology 2: 35-44.
Candia, A., Cordeiro-Marino, M. & Reyes, E. (1990). Karyological studies in Porphyra C. Agardh I. Chromosome numbers in phases of Porphyra columbina Montagne (Bangiales, Rhodophyta). Hoehnea 17((1)): 91-97.
Contreras-Porcia, L., Thomas, D. & Correa, J.A. (2011). Tolerance to oxidative stress induced by desiccaion in Porphyra columbina (Bangiales, Rhodophyta). Journal of Experimental Botany 62(2): 1815-1829.
Frazer, A.W.J. & Brown, M.T. (1995). Growth of the conchocelis phase of Porphyra columbina (Bangiales, Rhodophyta) at different temperatures and levels of light, nitrogen and phosphoros. Phycological Research 43: 249-253.
Friedlander, S.F., Melton, L.D. & Brown, M.T. (1989). Ascorbic acid in the New Zealand seaweeds Porphyra columbina Mont. and Porphyra subtumens J. Ag. (Rhodophyceae). Japanese Journal of Phycology 37: 295-301.
Karsten, U., Barrow, K.D. & King, R.J. (1993). Floridoside, L-Isofloridoside, and D-Isofloriddoside in the red algae Porphyra columbina. Plant Physiol. 103: 485-491.
Matamala, F.M., Martinez, E., Etchepare, R.I. & Romo, D.H. (1985). Field observations and in vitro studies of the conchocelis phase of Porphyra columbina Montagne (Algae, Rhodophyta). Bol. Soc. Biol. Concépcion, Chile 56: 207-212.
Peinado, N.K., Diaz, R.T.A., Figueroa, F.L. & Helbling, E.W. (2004). Ammonium and UV radiation stimulate the accumulation of mycosporine-like amino acids in Porphyra columbina (Rhodophyta) from Patagonia, Argentina. Journal of Phycology 40: 248-259.
Ramírez, M.E., L.Contreras Porcia, M.-L.Guillemin, J.Brodie, C.Valdivia, M.R.Flores Molina, A.Núñez, C.Bulboa Contador & C.Lovazzano (2014). Pyropia orbicularis sp. nov. (Rhodophyta, Bangiaceae) based on a population previously known as Porphyra columbina from the central coast of Chile. Phytotaxa 158(2): 133-153, 11 fig., 4 tables.
Santelices, B. & Avila, M. (1986). Bases biologicas para maximar cosecha de Luche (Porphyra columbina Montagne) en Chile central. Actas Cong. Algas Mar. Chil. 2: 201-211.

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