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Gracilaria secundata Harvey 1863

Publication details
Gracilaria secundata Harvey 1863: xxxv [synoptic catalogue]

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1863). Phycologia australica: or, a history of Australian seaweeds; comprising coloured figures and descriptions of the more characteristic marine algae of New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, and Western Australia, and a synopsis of all known Australian algae. Vol. 5. pp. [i]-x, v-lxxiii (Synoptic catalogue), Plates CCXLI-CCC (with text). London: Lovell Reeve.
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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 currently regarded as a synonym of Crassiphycus secundatus (Harvey) Gurgel, J.N.Norris & Fredericq

Type information
Type locality: Kiama, New South Wales, Australia (Womersley 1996: 22). Lectotype: Harvey; TCD 0012176 (Nelson & Dahlen 2014: 240). Notes: Womersley (1996: 22) notes that there are also syntypes (from Newcastle, N.S.W.) in Harvey’s Alg. Aust. Exsicc. 325.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), with secund branching (Lewis & Short 1890).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Guiry, M.D., Norris, J.N., Fredericq, S. & Gurgel C.F.D. (2018). Crassiphycus Guiry, Gurgel, J.N.Norris & Fredericq, gen. nov., a replacement name for Crassa Gurgel, J.N.Norris & Fredericq, nom. inval. (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta), with some additional nomenclatural notes. Notulae Algarum 82: 1-4, no figs.

Key references
Nelson, W.A. & Dalen, J. (2014). Taxonomic notes on the New Zealand macroalgal flora: synonymic checklist of the red algal order Gracilariales with selection of lectotypes and description of a new species. New Zealand Journal of Botany 52(2): 236-244.

Nelson, W.A. (2013). New Zealand seaweeds. An illustrated guide. pp. [1]-328. Wellington: Te Papa Press.

Scott, F.J. (2017). Marine plants of Tasmania. pp. [i]-viii, 1-360, numerous col. illus. Hobart: Tasmania Herbarium, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

Womersley, H.B.S. (1996). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIB - Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. pp. [1]-392, 160 figs. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study with assistance from the State Herbarium of South Australia.

Created: 15 July 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 11 December 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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Ekman, P., Lignell, Å. & Pedersén, M. (1989). Localization of ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase in Gracilaria secundata (Rhodophyta) and its role as a nitrogen storage pool. Botanica Marina 32: 527-534, 5 figs, 2 tables.
Lignell, Å. & Pedersén, M. (1987). Nitrogen metabolism in Gracilaria secundata Harv.. Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 12: 431-441.
Lignell, Å. & Pedersén, M. (1989). Agar composition as a function of morphology and growth rate. Studies on some morphological strains of Gracilaria secundata and Gracilaria verrucosa (Rhodophyta). Botanica Marina 32: 219-227.
Lignell, Å. & Pedersén, M. (1989). Effects of pH and inorganic carbon concentration on growth of Gracilaria secundata. British Phycological Journal 24: 83-89.
Miller, I.J. & Furneaux, R.H. (1987). Chemical characteristics of the Galactans from the forms of Gracilaria secundata from New Zealand. Botanica Marina 30: 427-435.
Miller, I.J. & Furneaux, R.H. (1987). The chemical substitution of the agar-type polysaccharide from Gracilaria secundata f. pseudoflagellifera (Rhodophyta). Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 12: 523-529.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 12 May 2021.

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