Agardhiella tenera (J.Agardh) F.Schmitz 1897
Agardhiella tenera (J.Agardh) F.Schmitz 1897: 371
Published in: Schmitz, F. & Hauptfleisch, P. (1897). Rhodophyllidaceae. In: Die natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien nebst ihren Gattungen und wichtigeren Arten insbesondere den Nutzpflanzen unter Mitwirkung zahlreicher hervorragender Fachgelehrten, Teil 1, Abteilung 2. (Engler, A. & Prantl, K. Eds), pp. 366-382. Leipzig: verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Agardhiella.
Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Agardhiella subulata (C.Agardh) Kraft & M.J.Wynne.
Gigartina tenera J.Agardh
Type locality: West Indies; (Womersley 1994: 343) Lectotype: Herb. Agardh, LD; 34480 (?); (LD 34483*) (Womersley 1994: 343) Notes: Syntype: Atlantic coast of southern North America; West Indies (Silva et al. 1996: 324). Gabrielson & Hommersand (1982: 41) note that when J. Agardh (1841) originally described G. tenera, he gave as its distribution the Atlantic Ocean along the southern coast of North America and the West Indies; when he transferred it to the genus Rhabdonia he listed specific localities, mentioning the islands of Haiti, St. Croix and Puerto Rico. They note that there are some problems associated with the lectotype, selected by Taylor (Taylor & Rhyne 1970) but accept it for the present. Later, Gabrielson (1985: 277), considers that the lectotype specimen LD 34480 should be superseded and he designates the specimen, LD 34483 (*) as the superseding lectotype since the latter exhibits the greatest conformity with J. Agardh's original description. Silva et al. (1996: 919) note that the specimen 33483 bears an inscription that is not completely legible and thus its provenance is uncertain.
Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), soft, delicate (Brown 1946).
This is a marine species.
Created: 19 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 10 March 2020
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 10 March 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 30 November 2023