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Gigartina elegans Greville

Publication details
Gigartina elegans Greville in Saint-Hilaire 1833: 449

Published in: Saint-Hilaire, A. de (1833). Voyage dans le district des diamans et sur le littoral du Brésil, suivi de note sur quelques plantes caractéristiques et d'un précis de l'historie des révolutions de l'empire brésilien, depuis le commencement du règne de Jean vi jusqu'à l'abdication de D. Pedro. Seconde Partie. pp. [i-iii], [1]-457. Paris: Librarie-Gide....
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Gigartina is Gigartina pistillata (S.G.Gmelin) Stackhouse.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Chondracanthus elegans (Greville) Guiry

Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), elegant (Stearn 1973).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Brazil (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 290). Type: E, PC (Hommersand, Guiry, Fredericq & Leister 1993: 117).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Gigartina elegans Greville)
North America: Texas (TX) (Taylor 1960).

South America: Brazil (Taylor 1930 , Taylor 1960, Oliveira Filho 1977), Uruguay (Howe 1931 , Taylor 1960).

Source of current name
Hommersand, M.H., Guiry, M.D., Fredericq, S. & Leister, G.L. (1993). New perspectives in the taxonomy of the Gigartinaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta). Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 14: 105-120, 41 figs.

Key references
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.

Created: 25 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 30 July 2011 by M.D. Guiry

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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Braga, M.R.A. (1986). Estudoes taxonômicas em Gigartina teedii (Roth Lamouroux e G. elegans Greville in Saint-Hilaire (Rhodophyta, Gigartinales). Revista Brasil Bot. 9: 191-199.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 24 January 2020.

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