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Gelidium divaricatum G.Martens 1866

Publication details
Gelidium divaricatum G.Martens 1866: 30, pl. VIII [8]: fig. 4

Published in: Martens, G. von (1868 '1866'). Die Tange. Die Preussische Expedition nach Ost-Asien. Nach amtlichen Quellen. Botanischer Theil. pp. 1-152, pls I-VII. Berlin: Verlag de Königlichen Geheimen Ober-Hofbuchdruckerei (R.Y. Decker).
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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.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), divaricate, spreading at a wide angle (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Gelidiophycus divaricatus (G.Martens) G.H.Boo, J.K.Park & S.M.Boo 2013

Nomenclatural notes
See Silva, Basson & Moe (1996) regarding nomenclature.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Gelidium divaricatum G.Martens)
Chinese: Shihua, Tanmae (Santelices 1988).

Japanese: Hime tengusa (Santelices 1988).

Type information
Type locality: Hongkong [Hong Kong] (Martens 1868: 30). Notes: Lectotype: Hong Kong, Martens’ illustration, pl. VIII: fig. 4 (Martens 1866), collection date unknown; shown in Lin et al. (2018: fig. 2 D), the overall morphology of which strongly conforms with epitype material shown as Lin et al. (2018: figs 2 A, B). Epitype:—HAST#142346, Hair Pin Beach, Stanley, Hong Kong Island, 29 February 2008, collected by S.-M. Lin (Lin et al. 2018: fig. 2A).

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Key references
Boo, S.M. & Ko, Y.D. (2012). Marine plants from Korea. pp. [1] 5-233, many col. photographs. Seoul: Marine & Extreme Genome Research Centre Program. [in Korean]

Lee, H.-B. & Kim, J.-I. (1995). Notes on gelidiales species from Korea. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.5, pp. 161-174. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.

Lee, H.B. (1994). Some species of Gelidium (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta) from Korea. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I. Eds) Vol.4, pp. 67-79.

Lin, S.-M., Liu, M.-C., Guiry, M.D., Ang, P., Jr., & Hsueh, H.-J. (2018). A reassessment of Gelidium divaricatum G. Martens (Gelidiaceae, Rhodophyta) from Hong Kong, including Gelidiophycus hongkongensis sp. nov. Phytotaxa 348(1): 49-55, 3 figs.

Santelices, B. (1988). Taxonomic studies on Chinese Gelidiales (Rhodophyta). In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.2, pp. 91-107.

Xia Bangmei [Xia, B.-M.] (2004). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum Tomus II Rhodophyta No. III Gelidiales Cryptonemiales Hildenbrandiales. pp. [i]-xxi, 1-203, pls I-XIII. Beijing: Science Press. [in Chinese]

Xia, B.M., Tseng, C.K. & Wang, Y.Q. (2002). Synopsis of the Chinese species of Gelidium (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta). In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species. Vol. VIII. (Abbott, I.A. & Mcdermid, K.J. Eds) Vol.8, pp. 183-205. La Jolla: California Sea Grant College.

Zhang, J.F. & Xia, E. (1988). Chinese species of Gelidium Lamouroux and other Gelidiales (Rhodophyta) with key, list and distribution of common species.. In: Taxonomy of economic seaweeds with reference to some Pacific and Caribbean species. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.2, pp. 109-113. California Sea Grant College Program.

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References
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Lin, S.-M., Liu, M.-C., Guiry, M.D., Ang, P., Jr., & Hsueh, H.-J. (2018). A reassessment of Gelidium divaricatum G. Martens (Gelidiaceae, Rhodophyta) from Hong Kong, including Gelidiophycus hongkongensis sp. nov. Phytotaxa 348(1): 49-55, 3 figs.

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