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Gelidium spathulatum (Kützing) Bornet 1892

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gelidiales
Family Gelidiaceae
Genus Gelidium


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Gelidium spathulatum (Kützing) Bornet
microscope, Calanques, Marseille, France, 2011. 01 Jan 0001. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).


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Gelidium spathulatum (Kützing) Bornet microscope, Calanques, Marseille, France, 2011
© Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es)

Publication details
Gelidium spathulatum (Kützing) Bornet 1892: 268

Published in: Bornet, E. (1892). Les algues de P.-K.-A. Schousboe. Mémoires de la Société des Sciences Naturelles et Mathématiques de Cherbourg 28: 165-376, pls I-III.
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Type species
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.

Acrocarpus spathulatus Kützing

Type information
Type locality: Adriatic Sea (Womersley & Guiry 1994: 136). Lectotype: L (Diaz-Tapia & Bárbara 2014: 180). Notes: Lectotype:L (Segi, 1963, fide Diaz-Tapia & Bárbara, 2014).

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), spatulate, spatula-like; alternative form of spatulatum.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Acrocarpus spathulatus Kützing 1868
Gelidium crinale var. spathulatum (Kützing) Ardissone 1874

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Gelidium polycladum Kützing 1868

Taxonomic notes
Womersley and Guiry (1994: 133, 136) regard this species as a synonym of Gelidium pusillum (Stackhouse) Le Jolis.

Habitat notes
sand-covered rocks; upper to lower intertidal, in sites from sheltered to highly wave-exposed (Diaz-Tapia & Bárbara, 2014). - (30 Jun 2014) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. I. pp. [i]-xxxxviii, 1-762. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.

Diaz-Tapia, P. & Bárbara, I. (2014). Seaweeds from sand-covered rocks of the Atlantic Iberian Peninsula. Part 2. Palmariales, Ceramiales (excluding Rhodomelaceae), Gelidiales, Gigartinales, Plocamiales, Rhodymeniales and Scytothamniales. Cryptogamie Algologie 35(2): 157-199.

Perrone, C., Felicini, G.P. & Bottalico, A. (2006). The prostrate system of the Gelidiales: diagnostic and taxonomic importance. Botanica Marina 49: 23-33.

Womersley, H.B.S. & Guiry, M.D. (1994). Order Gelidiales Kylin 1923: 132. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Part IIIA. Bangiophyceae and Florideophyceae (Acrochaetiales, Nemaliales, Gelidiales, Hildenbrandiales and Gigartinales sensu lato). (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 118-142. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.

Created: 18 December 1997 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 09 March 2020 by M.D. Guiry

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Echegaray, J. & Seoane-Camba, J.A. (1982). Estudio comparativo sobre la variación morfológica y fisiológica de Gelidium crinale y G. spathulatum, colectados en el Mediterráneo Catalán. Collectanea Botanica 13(2): 803-816.
Gómez Garreta, A., Ribera Siguán, M.A. & Seoane-Camba, J.A. (1982). Nota sobre la variación morfológica de Gelidium spathulatum en Mallorca. Collectanea Botanica 13(2): 857-863.

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