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Gelidium spinulosum (C.Agardh) J.Agardh 1851

Publication details
Gelidium spinulosum (C.Agardh) J.Agardh 1851: 475

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1851). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen secundum: algas florideas complectens. Part 2, fasc. 1. pp. 337 [bis]-351 [bis] 352-506. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.
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Publication date: Jan-Jun

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

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gelidium microdon K├╝tzing

Sphaerococcus corneus var. spinulosus C.Agardh

Type information
Type locality: Ad Gades [Cadiz] (Index Nominum Algarum). Type: Cabrera; Herb. Agardh, LD (Dixon 1959: 345).

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

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Sphaerococcus corneus var. spinulosus C.Agardh 1822

Nomenclatural notes
"Gelidium spinulosum (C. Agardh) J. Agardh is a legitimate name according to Art. 52.2 note 1 of ICN and not "superfluous and illegitimate" as stated by Dixon (1959: 347). In fact, when J. Agardh (1851: 475) proposed his combination, he quoted G. microdon Kützing (1849: 768) with doubt." (Comaci, Furnari & Alongi 2020). - (3 Oct 2014) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Dixon, P.S. (1959). Taxonomic and nomenclatural notes on the Florideae. I. Botaniska Notiser 112(3): 339-352.

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