Gracilaria purpurascens J. , nom. illeg. 1885
Gracilaria purpurascens J.Agardh 1885: 63, nom. illeg.
Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1885). Till algernes systematik. Nya bidrag. (Fjerde afdelningen.). Lunds Universitets Årskrift, Afdelningen for Mathematik och Naturvetenskap 21(8): 1-117, 1 pl.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gracilaria srilankia (C.F.Chang & B.M.Xia) A.F.Withell, A.J.K.Millar & Kraft
Type locality: Sri Lanka (Silva & al. 1996: 177).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), purplish, becoming purple (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Occasionally cited as "Gracilaria purpurascens Harvey ex J.Agardh" but the name used by Harvey in his Ceylon Exsiccata was "Rhodymenia purpurascens Harvey", a name that has not been validated (M.J. Wynne pers. comm. 15 Dec 2015). Illegitimate: a later homonym of Gracilaria purpurascens (Stackhouse) Greville. - (15 Dec 2015) - M.D. Guiry
Yamamoto (1985: 80) records Gracilaria ?purpurascens (Harvey) J. Agardh for Japan.
This is a marine species.
Abbott, I.A. (1995). A decade of species of Gracilaria (sensu lato). In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.5, pp. 185-195. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.
Yamamoto, H. (1985). Gracilaria from Japan: Vegetative and reproductive keys and list 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. 77-80. California Sea Grant College Program.
Created: 31 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 15 December 2015 by M.D. Guiry
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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.