Gelidium arbuscula Bory ex Børgesen 1927
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.
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.
"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.
According to Lawson & John (1987), Gelidium corneum var. nereideum Montagne is the basionym of Gelidium arbuscula (Montagne) Børgesen.
Lawson & John (1987) note that “this plant...is well known from... Sénégal.”
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Islas Canarias (Afonso Carrillo & Sansón 1999: 157). Type: PC (Afonso Carrillo & Sansón 1999: 157).
Afonso Carrillo, J. & Sansón, M. (1999). Algas, hongos y fanerógamas marinas de las Islas Canarias. Clave analítica. pp.  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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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 02 December 2020.