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Gracilaria lichenoides (J.V.Lamouroux) Greville 1830

Publication details
Gracilaria lichenoides (J.V.Lamouroux) Greville 1830: liv

Published in: Greville, R.K. (1830). Algae britannicae, or descriptions of the marine and other inarticulated plants of the British islands, belonging to the order Algae; with plates illustrative of the genera. pp. [i*-iii*], [i]-lxxxviii, [1]-218, pl. 1-19. Edinburgh & London: McLachlan & Stewart; Baldwin & Cradock.
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Publication date: Feb.-March 1830

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

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gracilaria edulis (S.G.Gmelin) P.C.Silva

Gigartina lichenoides J.V.Lamouroux

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), like a lichen.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Børgesen (1943: 68) cites this species as Gracilaria lichenoides (Linnaeus) J. Agardh. Abbott (1985: 89; 1995: 191) cites the authority for this species as (Linne) Harvey.

New name. Fucus lichenoides Turner 1809, nom illeg. - (28 May 2015) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Gracilaria lichenoides (J.V.Lamouroux) Greville)
English: Ceylon moss (Chapman & Chapman 1980).

Indonesian: Jafna moss, Agar-agar (Kirby 1953), Doejoeng (Chapman & Chapman 1980).

Indonesion: Ceylon (Kirby 1953).

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Source of current name
Lyra, D. de M., Iha, C., Grassa, C.J., Cai, L., Zhang, H.G., Lane, C., Blouin, N., Oliveira, M.C., Nunes, J. M de C. & Davis, C.C. (2021). Phylogenomics, divergence time estimation and trait evolution provide a new look into the Gracilariales (Rhodophyta). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 165(107294): [1-14], 4 figs.

Key references
Abbott, I.A. (1985). Gracilaria from the Philippines: list and distribution of the species. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with Reference to Some Pacific and Caribbean Species. (Abbott, I.A. & Norris, J.N. Eds) Vol.I, pp. 89-90.

Created: 25 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 17 September 2021 by M.D. Guiry

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Durairatnam, M. (1956). Methods of collection, cost of production and bleaching of Gracilaria lichenoides. Fisheries Research Station, Ceylon Progress Report 2: 54-55.
Gregson, R.P., Marwood, J.F. & Quinn, R.J. (1979). The occurrence of prostaglandins PGE2 and PGF 2a in a plant - the red alga Gracilaria lichenoides. Tetrahedron Lett. 46: 4505-4506.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 23 September 2021.

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