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Gracilaria furcellata J.Agardh, nom. illeg. 1876

Publication details
Gracilaria furcellata J.Agardh 1876: 419, nom. illeg.

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1876). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen tertium: de Florideis curae posteriores. Part 1. pp. [ii*-iii*], [i]-[viï], [1]-724. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: C.W.K. Gleerup.
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Publication date: Apr-Aug 1876

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 cliftonii Withell, A.J.K.Millar & Kraft

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), forked; having a small notch at apex (Stearn 1973).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
Replaced name: Gracilaria furcellata (Montagne)Harvey 1863:286; Gracilaria furcellata Harvey 1863 sensu J. Agardh 1876: 419 (Withall et al. 1994: 285). - (20 Feb 2009) - Wendy Guiry

Silva et al. (1996: 159) note: "Gracilaria furcellata J. Agardh is based on material described and illustrated by Harvey (1863: pl. CCLXXXVI) but misidentified as G. furcellata (Montagne) Zanardini (Plocaria furcellata Montagne), a taxonomic synonym of Sarconema filiforme (Sonder) Kylin. Because J. Agardh's circumscription excluded the type of Plocaria furcellata,which he transferred to Dicranema, he is considered to have published a new species bearing a name that is a later homonym (art. 48.1)." - (20 Feb 2009) - Wendy Guiry

Withell et al (1994: 288) note that May (1948) considered G. ramulosa J.Agardh (1876) to be a form of G. cliftonii (as G. furcellata). Womersley (1996:180 cites G. furcellata Harvey 1863: pl. 286 as a synonym of G. ramulosa J. Agardh 1876. - (20 Feb 2009) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
Withell, A.F., Millar, A.J.K. & Kraft, G.T. (1994). Taxonomic studies of the genus Gracilaria (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) from Australia. Australian Systematic Botany 7: 281-352, 24 figs.

Key references
Womersley, H.B.S. (1996). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIB - Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. pp. [1]-392, 160 figs. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study with assistance from the State Herbarium of South Australia.

Created: 31 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 23 February 2009 by G.M. Guiry

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Wetherbee, R. & Quirk, H.M. (1972). The fine structure and cytology of the association between the parasitic red alga Holmsella australis and its red algal host Gracilaria furcellata. Protoplasma 110: 153-162.
Wetherbee, R. & Quirk, H.M. (1982). The fine structure of secondary pit connection formation between the red algal alloparasite Holmsella australis and its red algal host Gracilaria furcellata. Protoplasma 110: 166-176.

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