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Gracilaria purpurascens J.Agardh, nom. illeg. 1885

Publication details
Gracilaria purpurascens J.Agardh 1885: 63, nom. illeg.

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1885). Till algernes systematik. Nya bidrag. (Fjerde afdelningen.). Lunds Universitets Ă…rskrift, Afdelningen for Mathematik och Naturvetenskap 21(8): 1-117, 1 pl.
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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 srilankia (C.F.Chang & B.M.Xia) A.F.Withell, A.J.K.Millar & Kraft

Type information
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.

Nomenclatural notes
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

Distributional notes
Yamamoto (1985: 80) records Gracilaria ?purpurascens (Harvey) J. Agardh for Japan.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
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.

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