Gelidium pulchellum (Turner) Kützing 1868
Gelidium pulchellum (Turner) Kützing
Spiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland; epiphyte on Corallina officinalis - 19 June 2020. M.D. Guiry
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).
The type species (holotype) of the genus Gelidium is Gelidium corneum (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux.
Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Fucus corneus var. pulchellus Turner
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 28 March 2023