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Pyropia plicata W.A.Nelson

Publication details
Pyropia plicata W.A.Nelson 2013: 19, figs 1-7

Published in: Nelson, W.A. (2013). Pyropia plicata sp. nov. (Bangiales, Rhodophyta): naming a common intertidal alga from New Zealand. PhytoKeys 21: 17-28.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Pyropia is Pyropia californica J.Agardh.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), folded into pleats or furrows, usually longitudinally (Stearn 1973).

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

Habitat notes
Pathogen: Pythium porphyrae (Diehl et al., 2017). - (28 Apr 2017) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Description
Blades circular to folded rosettes, strongly attached centrally by rhizoidal holdfast. Blades (1.5) 4-12 (42) cm in diameter. Colour purple to grey, bleaching to khaki-green on upper edges. Blades monostromatic, margin irregular bordered by pale cells. Monoecious, fertile regions marginal with intermixed sterile cells; zygotosporangia large, deep red to maroon, lozenge-shaped (a/4-8 × b/4-8 × c/4-8), spermatangia golden (a/2, b/2, c/8). Found in the upper to mid intertidal zone on open coasts.

Type information
Type locality: "North Island, Wellington, Island Bay, W. Nelson, 22 Aug 1990" (Nelson 2013: 19). Holotye: WELT A032582 (Nelson 2013: 19 (fig. 1)).

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Key references
Diehl, N., Kim, G.H. & Zuccarello, G.C. (2017). A pathogen of New Zealand Pyropia plicata (Bangiales, Rhodophyta), Pythium porphyrae (Oomycota). Algae. An International Journal of Algal Research 32(1): 29-39.

Nelson, W.A. (2013). New Zealand seaweeds. An illustrated guide. pp. [1]-328. Wellington: Te Papa Press.

Created: 13 August 2013 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 28 April 2017 by Wendy Guiry

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References
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Diehl, N., Kim, G.H. & Zuccarello, G.C. (2017). A pathogen of New Zealand Pyropia plicata (Bangiales, Rhodophyta), Pythium porphyrae (Oomycota). Algae. An International Journal of Algal Research 32(1): 29-39.
Nelson, W.A. (2013). Pyropia plicata sp. nov. (Bangiales, Rhodophyta): naming a common intertidal alga from New Zealand. PhytoKeys 21: 17-28.

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Wendy Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 12 November 2019.

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