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Gracilaria flabelliformis subsp. aionana Gurgel, Fredericq & J.N.Norris 2004

Publication details
Gracilaria flabelliformis subsp. aionana Gurgel, Fredericq & J.N.Norris 2004: 381, 383, figs 20, 23-24, 29-33

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.

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: Puerto Escondido, Peninsula Paraguaná, Estado Falcon, Venezuela (Gurgel et al. 2004: 383). Holotype: C.F.D. Gurgel, J.E. Conde and C.S. Carmona; 13 July 1999; Low intertidal, protected from wave exposure. US Alg. Coll. 208953 (Gurgel et al. 2004: 383). Notes: Holotype: #FG-29; GenBank rblL sequence = AY049337. Isotypes: #LAF-07-13-99-04-02 (5 herbarium sheets, & specimens liquid-preserved in Formalin.

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Gracilaria

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), flabellate, fan-shaped (Stearn 1985).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Algae slender and up to 30 cm tall, main axis 1.0-2.2 mm wide, compressed throughout; branching only in one plane, up to 5-6 orders, subdichotomous or alternate; branches sparsely distributed along main axis above a small holdfast. Main axis indistinct beyond second order of branching. Branching proliferous, evenly distributed along thallus, slightly constricted at base, starting beyond middle portion of thallus; branches terminating in subdichotomous bifurcation. Terminal branchlets restricted to the margins, small, spine-like, abundant, alternately to oppositely divided in one plane and covering the entire side of the margins only, giving a slight dentate appearance.

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Key references
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.

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