Gracilaria cornea J.Agardh 1852

Gracilaria cornea J.Agardh

Current name: Gracilaria cornea J.Agardh
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Publication Details
Gracilaria cornea J.Agardh 1852: 598

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1852). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumis secundi: Algas florideas complectens. Part 2, fasc. 2. pp. 577-700 [701-720, Addenda and Index]. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Gracilaria is Gracilaria compressa (C.Agardh) Greville.

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

Type Information
Type locality: Pernambuco (?), Brazil; (Bird, Oliveira Filho & McLachlan 1986: 2049) Lectotype: Fig. 8 (male): LD; 29370 (left-hand side) ex herb. Areschoug (Bird, Oliveira Filho & McLachlan 1986: 2049) Notes: Syntypes: 29370, in LD (tetrasporangial); BM (tetrasporangial); FH. Type locality ? Brazil: Pernambuco [Recife] (Index Nominum Algarum).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), horny, hard and close-textured but not brittle (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 10 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 30 January 2022

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 30 January 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 01 October 2023

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