Gracilaria flabelliformis subsp. simplex Gurgel, & J.N.Norris 2004
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.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
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)
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), flabellate, fan-shaped (Stearn 1985).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
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.
Intertidal to shallow subtidal in both, protected and moderately exposed environments.
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 .
Created: 26 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.