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

Publication details
Gracilaria flabelliformis subsp. simplex Gurgel, Fredericq & J.N.Norris 2004: 383, figs 21-22

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: Playa Barranquita, Estado Falco, Venezuela (Gurgel et al. 2004: 383). Holotype: C.F.D. Gurgel, J.E. Conde and C.S. Carmona; 14 July 1999; US Alg. Coll. 208954 (Gurgel et al. 2004: 383). Notes: Holotype: #FG-36; GenBank rblL sequence = AY 049343. Isotypes: #LAF-07-14-99-01-03 (13 specimens on 4 sheets)

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Gracilaria

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

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Description
Algae compressed or flattened throughout and more delicate, smaller and less wide than G. flabelliformis subsp. flabelliformis; up to 10 cm tall and 1-4 mm wide, composed of indistinct narrow main axes, branching subdichotomous only in one plane, arising from small holdfast. Branches sparse along main axis, branchlets or teeth-like spines along margins absent. Apices terminating in gradually sharper tips.

Habitat
Intertidal to shallow subtidal in both, protected and moderately exposed environments.

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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.

Lyra, G. de M., Nunes, J.M. de C., Pestana, E.M. dos S., Matos, J.C.G de, Caires, T.A., Jesus, P.B. de, Costa, E.S. & Oliviera, M.C. (2021). Diversity fo Gracilariaceae (Rhodophyta) in Brazil: integrating morphological and molecular data. Phytotaxa 496: 1-53, 15 figs, 1 table, 2 Supplementary tables .

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