Gelidium sinicola N.L.Gardner 1927
Gelidium sinicola N.L.Gardner 1927: 278, pl. 47: fig. 2
Published in: Gardner, N.L. (1927). New species of Gelidium on the Pacific coast of North America. University of California Publications in Botany 13: 273-318, pls 36-54.
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This species was described on the basis of tetrasporangial plants collected in a rock-pool near the high-tide line at Point Cavallo, San Francisco Bay, California. According to Silva (1979: 317), the species, as described by Gardner (1927: 278), is not distinctive; the axes were said to be subcylindical and provided with subdisctichous branchlets. Paul Silva made a special effort to collect material at the type locality, but was unsuccessful. As cystocarpic plants are unknown, it is not possible to be certain of the proper generic placement; some authors have suggested placement in Pterocladia.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Point Cavalo, San Francisco Bay, California (Gardner 1927: 278). Type: Gardner, no. 2615; Growing in tide pools, in middle littoral belt. Herb. Univ. Calif. 276620 (Gardner 1927: 278).
Silva, P.C. (1979). The benthic algal flora of central San Francisco Bay. In: San Francisco Bay: the Urbanized Estuary. (Conomos, T.J. Eds), pp. 287-345. San Francisco: Pacific Division, American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Smith, G.M. (1944). Marine algae of the Monterey Peninsula. pp. i-ix, 1-622, 98 pls. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 03 December 2020.