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Gigartina tenuissima (Withering) J.V.Lamouroux 1813

Publication details
Gigartina tenuissima (Withering) J.V.Lamouroux 1813: 136 [48]

Published in: Lamouroux, J.V.F. (1813). Essai sur les genres de la famille des Thalassiophytes non articulées. Annales du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris 20: 21-47, 115-139, 267-293, pls 7-13.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Gigartina is Gigartina pistillata (S.G.Gmelin) Stackhouse.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Chondria capillaris (Hudson) M.J.Wynne

Basionym
Fucus tenuissimus Withering

Type information
Syntype localities: "On the Southern coasts, near Christ Church Hants. At Weymouth. Near Margate. Summer." (Withering 1796: 117). Lectotype: BM (Gordon-Mills 1987: 238). Notes: Gordon-Mills (1987:238) effective lectotypified this name with a specimen in BM annotated "The Lookout" Weymouth, Dorset, England, collected by Samuel Goodenough. Gordon-Mills used the term "Holotype" on p. 238 but also on the same page says "accepted as the type...".

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

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
Wynne, M.J. (1991). A change in the name of the type of Chondria C. Agardh (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta). Taxon 40: 316-318.

Key references
Lamouroux, J.V.F. (1813). Essai sur les genres de la famille des Thalassiophytes non articulées présenté a l'Institut, dand la séance du 3 Févier 1812. pp. [1]-84, plus pls 7-13. Paris: chez G. Dufour et Cie, libraires, rue des Mathurins-Satin-Jaques, No. 7. De ;'Imprimerie de A. Belin.

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Verified by: 03 April 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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

Tsekos, I. & Schnepf, E. (1991). Acid phosphatase activity during spore differentiation of the red algae Gigartina teedii and Chondria tenuissima. Plant Syst Evol 176(1-2): 35-51.

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