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Gracilariopsis chiangii S.-M.Lin 2008

Publication details
Gracilariopsis chiangii S.-M.Lin 2008: 21, figs 1-3

Published in: Lin, S.-M. (2008). Morphological and phylogenetic studies of Gracilariopsis chiangii, new species (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta), an alga presently known as Gracilaria chorda in Taiwan. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement No. 19: 19-26.
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Publication date: 15 December 2008

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Gracilariopsis is Gracilariopsis sjoestedtii (Kylin) E.Y.Dawson.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Type information
Type locality: Wu-Shih-Bi Harbor, Tou-Cheng Township, Yi-Lan County, northeastern Taiwan, Republic of China (27°51'N 121°51'E). (Lin 2008: 21). Holotype: S.-M. Lin; 19 May 2007; NTOU GP-5-19-2007-WSB-1 (Lin 2008: 21). Notes: Isotypes: GP-5-19-2007-WSB-2~4.

Eponomy
Named in honor of Professor Y.-M. Chiang "...for his significant contribution to the taxonomy of the Gracilariaceae and marine floristic surveys of Taiwan."

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Description
Thalli erect, terete, purple to dark red, consisting of 1–8 main axes from a discoid holdfast, 15–22 cm long and 0.8–1.5 mm in diameter; axes increasing to 3–6 mm in diameter and becoming hollow with age, each axis composed of 1-2 (-3) orders of slightly curved branches which bears few to many (20–60) lateral branchlets 0.5–6.0 cm long, or 5 to 7 branchlets clustered in the mid-region of a branch; male plants not seen; cystocarps 1.1–1.3 mm in diameter at base by 0.87–1.10 mm high, dome-shaped, not constricted at the base; tubular nutritive gonimoblast cells absent; carposporangia, 30–40 µm long by 22–28 µm wide, borne in branched chains; tetrasporangia, 45–50 µm long × 25–30 µm in diameter, superficial, cruciately divided.

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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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Lin, S.-M. (2008). Morphological and phylogenetic studies of Gracilariopsis chiangii, new species (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta), an alga presently known as Gracilaria chorda in Taiwan. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement No. 19: 19-26.

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