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Eucheuma gelatinum (Esper) J.Agardh

Publication details
Eucheuma gelatinum (Esper) J.Agardh 1847: 16 (as 'gelatinae' )

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1847). Nya alger från Mexico. Öfversigt af Kongl. Vetenskaps-Adademiens Förhandlingar, Stockholm 4: 5-17.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Eucheuma is Eucheuma spinosum J.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Betaphycus gelatinus (Esper) Doty ex P.C.Silva

Basionym
Fucus gelatinus Esper

Type information
Type locality: Not specified (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 325). Lectotype: HGB (Doty 1988: 188). Notes: Doty (1995: 243) notes that the type material for this species appears to be from an abundance of frond fragments found in the Esper collections housed in the Herbarium of Institut Allgemeine Botanik, Hamburg, Gemany (HGB). A fragment (numbered 34697) in the Agardh Hebarium at the University of Lund, Sweden (LD), appears to have come from thiis Esper collection. Physically, these fragments are poorly preserved but they are accepted as isolectotypes. The specimen illustrated by Doty (1988, fig. 23A) is in the Hamburg herbarium and was selected as the lectotype and the LD specimen is an isolectotype.

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

Taxonomic notes
See Betaphycus gelatinum (J. Agardh) Doty.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.

Key references
Doty, M.S. & Norris, J.N. (1985). Eucheuma species (Solieriaceae, Rhodophyta) that are major sources of carrageenan. In: Taxonomy of economic seaweeds with reference to some Pacific and Caribbean species. (Abbott, I.A. & Norris, J.N. Eds), pp. 47-61. La Jolla: California Sea Grant College Program [Report T-CSGCP-011].

Doty, M.S. (1988). Podromus ad systematica Eucheumatoideorum: a tribe of commercial seaweeds related to Eucheuma (Solieriaceae, Gigartinales). In: Taxonomy of economic seaweeds with reference to some Pacific and Caribbean species. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.2, pp. 159-207. La Jolla: California Sea Grant College Program [Report T-CSGCP-018].

Doty, M.S. (1995). Betaphycus philippinensis gen. et sp. nov. and related species (Solieriaceae, Gigartinales). In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.5, pp. 237-245. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.

Nguyen, H.D. & Huynh, Q.N. (1995). Species of Eucheuma and Kappaphycus in Vietnam. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.5, pp. 229-235. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.

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