Gelidium contortum N.H. 1960
Gelidium contortum N.H.Loomis 1960: 4, pl. 7
Published in: Loomis, N.H. (1960). New species of Gelidium and Pterocladia from the Pacific coast of the United States and the Hawaiian Islands. Occasional Papers of the Allan Hancock Foundation 24: 1-35.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gelidium purpurascens N.L.Gardner
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), contorted, literally, ‘powerful, vehement, involved’. (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: USA: California: San Francisco (Loomis 1960: 4). Holotype: N.H. Loomis 5437; August 1934; AHF (Loomis 1960: 4).
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.
Created: 15 February 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 20 December 2008 by M.D. Guiry
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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 30 October 2020.