Gelidium pulchellum (Turner) Kützing 1868
Gelidium pulchellum (Turner) KützingChyandour, Cornwall; tetrasporangial plant - 10 November 2011. David Fenwick (email@example.com)
Gelidium pulchellum (Turner) Kützing 1868: 18
Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1868). Tabulae phycologicae; oder, Abbildungen der Tange. Vol. XVIII pp. [i-iii], 1-35, 100 pls. Nordhausen: Gedruckt auf kosten des Verfassers (in commission bei W. Köhne).
Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
England: Devon: Sidmouth.;
Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), beautiful and little (Stearn 1973).
This is a marine species.
Cartilaginous, regularly or irregularly bipinnate, dark red-brown fronds, 50-100 mm high, arising from a creeping base. Main axes narrow, cylindrical, somewhat flattened above. Ultimate branches short, pointed at first, later ± spathulate, particularly when reproductive. Appearance variable with habitat and time of year.
Abundant in and around tidal pools in mid- and lower intertidal in high-light situations. Generally epiphytic on Corallina officinalis. Widely distributed, common.
Pinnate branching, mid- and lower-intertidal low-light habitats, and slighly flattened main axis.
Gelidium latifolium is more flattened and more regularly pinnately branched and occurs in lower-shore habitats and in the subtidal.
Created: 30 March 1996 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 04 January 2016
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 04 January 2016. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 04 December 2022