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Porphyra subtumens J.Agardh ex R.M.Laing

Publication details
Porphyra subtumens J.Agardh ex R.M.Laing 1928: 45, pls. 5, 6 (= figs 8-11)

Published in: Laing, R.M. (1928). New Zealand Bangiales (Bangia, Porphyra, Erythrotrichia and (?) Erythrocladia). Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 59: 207-224.

Publication date: 1928

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 Pyrophyllon subtumens (J.Agardh ex R.M.Laing) W.A.Nelson

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Akatore, Otago, New Zealand (Nelson et al. 2003: 310). Lectotype: R.M. Laing; CHR Laing Algal Herbarium Sheet No. 4062 (Nelson et al. 2003: 310). Notes: Sheet is marked 'No. 120 Agardh, No. 1108 Prof. Setchell'. Isolectotype:LD 12797 (Nelson, 1993: 531).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Porphyra subtumens J.Agardh ex R.M.Laing)
Australia and New Zealand: New Zealand (Adams 1994, Adams 1997, Yoneshigue-Valentin et al 2003).

Source of current name
Nelson, W.A., Broom, J.E. & Farr, T.J. (2003). Pyrophyllon and Chlidophyllon (Erythropeltidales, Rhodophyta): two new genera for obligate epiphytic species previously placed in Porphyra, and a discussion of the orders Erythropeltidales and Bangiales. Phycologia 42: 308-315.

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

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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.
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.
Nelson, W.A. & Knight, G.A. (1996). Life history in culture of the obligate epiphyte Porphyra subtumens (Bangiales, Rhodophyta) endemic to New Zealand. Phycological Research 44: 19-25, 19 fig, 1 table.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 07 December 2019.

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