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Ptilota californica Ruprecht ex Harvey 1853

Publication details
Ptilota californica Ruprecht ex Harvey 1853: 222

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1853). Nereis boreali-americana; or, contributions towards a history of the marine algae of the atlantic and pacific coasts of North America. Part II. Rhodospermeae. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge 5(5): [i-ii], [1]-258, pls XIII-XXXVI.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Ptilota is Ptilota plumosa C.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Ptilota densa C.Agardh

Type information
Syntype localities: "North California, Wosnessenski, Golden Gate, Capt. Pike. ... (v.s. in Herb. T.C.D.)" (Harvey 1853: 222). Type: TCD (Harvey 1853: 222). Notes: USA: California: Fort Ross and Golden Gate; collector Wosnessenski (Fort Ross); Capt. Pike (Golden Gate) (INA). Bruce and Saunders (2016: 43) note that the holotype specimen is stored in Farlow's collection at Harvard University Herbarium.

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), pertaining to California (Stearn 1973).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Ptilota californica f. typica E.S.Sinova 1922

General environment
This is a marine species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
Bruce, M.G. & Saunders, G.W. (2016). A molecular-assisted investigation of diversity, biogeography and phylogenetic relationships for species of Neoptilota and Ptilota (Wrangeliaceae, Rhodophyta) reported along Canadian coasts. Phycologia 56(1): 36-53.

Key references
Okamura, K. (1909). Icones of Japanese algae. Vol. I pp. 233-258, Index, pls XLVI-L. Tokyo: published by the author.

Smith, G.M. (1944). Marine algae of the Monterey Peninsula. pp. i-ix, 1-622, 98 pls. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

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Sinova, E.S. [Zinova, E. S.] (1916). Notes sur les forms de Ptilota plumosa (L.) Ag. et Ptilota Californica Rupr., recueillies aux côtes polaires de la Russie d’Europe. Izvestiya Imperatorskago S.-Peterburgskago Botaniceskago Sada. = Bulletin du Jardin Imperiale Botanique de Saint-Petersbourg. 16(2): 416-426, 7 figs. [in Russian with French summary]
Zinova, E.C. (1919). Ptilota plumosa (L) Ag.//Ptilota californica Rupr.. News of the Main Bot. Gardens 16(2): .

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