Gelidium caerulescens Kützing 1868

Publication Details
Gelidium caerulescens Kützing 1868: 19-20, pl. 56: figs. c,d

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1868). Tabulae phycologicae; oder, Abbildungen der Tange. Vol. XVIII pp. [i-iii], 1-35, 100 pls. Nordhausen: Gedruckt auf kosten des Verfassers (in commission bei W. Köhne).

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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 Pterocladiella caerulescens (Kützing) Santelices & Hommersand.

Type Information
Type locality: Wagap, New Caledonia; (Millar & Freshwater 2005: 252) Lectotype: Vieillard No. 2103; L; 941,11-91 (barcode L0056117) (Millar & Freshwater 2005: 252) Notes: Millar & Prud'homme van Reine (2005: 540) note that five specimens on sheet L 941,11-98 (barcode L0056116) are all isotypes.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), becoming sky-blue (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 14 December 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 26 September 2018

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 26 September 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 25 September 2022

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