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Gelidium arbuscula Bory ex Børgesen 1927

Publication details
Gelidium arbuscula Bory ex Børgesen 1927: 85

Published in: Børgesen, F. (1927). Marine algae from the Canary Islands especially from Teneriffe and Gran Canaria. III. Rhodophyceae. Part I. Bangiales and Nemalionales. Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab, Biologiske Meddelelser 6(6): 1-97, 49 figs.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Gelidium is Gelidium corneum (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux.

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

Origin of species name
Noun (Latin), A small tree; little tree (Stearn 1973).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
"arbuscula" [a small tree] is a noun in apposition and is not declinable; so it is not correctable to "Carbusculum". Lawson & John (1987) cite this species as Gelidium arbuscula (Montagne) Børgesen. According to Lawson & John (1987) Bory is often cited as the authority for this species although there is no evidence that he ever provided a description of it. They also note that Børgesen (1927), who examined Bory's material, believed it to be the same plant described by Montagne (1839-1841) as Gelidium corneum var. nereideum and that, therefore, Børgesen appears to be the authority for making the combination Gelidium arbuscula based on this variety of G. corneum.

Taxonomic notes
According to Lawson & John (1987), Gelidium corneum var. nereideum Montagne is the basionym of Gelidium arbuscula (Montagne) Børgesen.

Distributional notes
Lawson & John (1987) note that “this plant...is well known from... Sénégal.”

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Islas Canarias (Afonso Carrillo & Sansón 1999: 157). Type: PC (Afonso Carrillo & Sansón 1999: 157).

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Key references
Afonso Carrillo, J. & Sansón, M. (1999). Algas, hongos y fanerógamas marinas de las Islas Canarias. Clave analítica. pp. [1] 9-254. La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Servicio de Publicaciones Universidad de la Laguna.

Alfonso, B., Hernández, J.C. & Sansón, M. (2018). Tetraspore germination of two vulnerable marine algae, Gelidium canariense and G. arbusculum (Rhodophyta, Gelidiales). Botanica Marina 61(2): 111-114.

Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. I. pp. [i]-xxxxviii, 1-762. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.

Created: 30 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 12 February 2020 by M.D. Guiry

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Garcia-Jimenez, P., Brito-Romano, O. & Robaina, R.R. (2013). Production of volatiles by the red seaweed Gelidium arbuscula (Rhodophyta): emission of ethylene and dimethyl sulfide. Journal of Phycology 49(4): 661-669.
Sosa, P.A. & Garciareina, G. (1992). Genetic variability and differentiation of sporophytes and gametophytes in populations of Gelidium arbuscula (Gelidiaceae, Rhodophyta) determined by isozyme electrophoresis. Marine Biology, Berlin 113(4): 679-688.

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