Gracilaria chilensis C.J.Bird, McLachlan & E.C.Oliveira 1986

Gracilaria chilensis C.J.Bird, McLachlan & E.C.Oliveira

Gracilaria chilensis C.J.Bird, McLachlan & E.C.OliveiraChile. Cultivated plantsRobert Anderson (

Publication Details
Gracilaria chilensis C.J.Bird, McLachlan & E.C.Oliveira 1986: 2928, figs 2-13

Published in: Bird, C.J., McLachlan, J. & Oliveira Filho, E.C. de (1986). Gracilaria chilensis sp. nov. (Rhodophyta, Gigartinales), from Pacific South America. Canadian Journal of Botany 64: 2928-2934.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Gracilaria is Gracilaria compressa (C.Agardh) Greville.

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

Type Information
Type locality: Penco, southeastern corner of Bahía Concepción, VIIIth Region, Chile; (Bird, McLachlan & Oliveira Filho 1986: 2929) Holotype (female): Hector Romo; 1 September 1982; Intertidal; NRCC; 9131 (a) (Bird, McLachlan & Oliveira Filho 1986: 2929) Notes: Isotypes: NRCC, 9131b (male), 9131c (tetrasporangial).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Appears to be largely confined to river mouths or estuaries (Womersley 1996: 25). In bays, estuaries or otherwise sheltered environments; intertidal, on bouldrers and rocky outcrops associated with sand beaches, or subtidal to 12 m depth, attached to small stones, anchored in sand, or free-living (Bird et al. 1986).

Created: 11 July 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 15 January 2022

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E.A. Molinari Novoa in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 15 January 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 16 August 2022

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