Gracilaria apiculata subsp. candelabriformis Gurgel, & J.N.Norris 2004
Gracilaria apiculata subsp. candelabriformis Gurgel, Fredericq & J.N.Norris 2004: 377, figs 5, 6
Published in: Gurgel, C.F.D., Fredericq, S. & Norris, J.N. (2004). Gracilaria flabelliformis and G. apiculata (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta): restoring old names for common tropical western Atlantic species, including the recognition of three new subspecies, and a replacement name for "G. lacinulata". Cryptogamie Algologie 25: 367-396.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Type locality: Playa Barranquita, Estado Falcon, Venezuela (Gurgel et al. 2004: 377). Holotype: C.F.D. Gurgel, J.E. Conde and C.S. Carmona; 14 July 1999; US Alg. Coll. 208952 (Gurgel et al. 2004: 377). Notes: Holotype: #FG-34 (cystocarpic); GenBank rblL sequence=AY049341. Isotypes: #LAF-7-14-99-02-01 (5 cystocarpic specimens).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), ending abruptly in a sharp point or apiculum (Stearn 1985).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Algae short and broad, up to 5.5 cm long, up to 4 mm wide, branched up to 6 (-8) orders, dull red to yellowish; cartilagineous, crassulaceous; adhering well to paper when dried. A small, discoid, holdfast bears a cylindrical stalk, up to 1 cm long, becoming compressed to flattened upwards and subtending sub-dichotomous to alternate branches. Branching in one plane, not constricted at base, curved, sometimes palmate, concentrated at apex where thallus is flattened subdichotomously to polychotomous closer to tips. Cystocarps present above the 2nd and 4th order of branching. Tetrasporophytes and spermatangial thalli not observed.
Gurgel, C.F.D., Norris, J.N., Schmidt, W.E., Le, H.N. & Fredericq, S. (2018). Systematics of the Gracilariales (Rhodophyta) including new subfamilies, tribes, subgenera, and two new genera, Agarophyton gen. nov. and Crassa gen. nov. Phytotaxa 374(1): 1-23.
Created: 25 April 2007 by G.M. Guiry
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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.