Gracilaria flabelliformis subsp. aionana Gurgel, & J.N.Norris 2004
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.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
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.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), flabellate, fan-shaped (Stearn 1985).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
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.
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.