Pterocladia caerulescens (Kützing)
Pterocladiella caerulescens (Kützing) Santelices & Hommersand Panama. Transverse section of blade with larger medullary cells surrounded by thick-walled rhizines.
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Pterocladia caerulescens (Kützing) Santelices 1976: 173
Published in: Santelices, B. (1976). Taxonomic and nomenclatural notes of some Gelidiales (Rhodophyta). Phycologia 15: 165-173, 33 figs.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Pterocladiella caerulescens (Kützing) Santelices & Hommersand
Gelidium caerulescens Kützing
Type locality: Wagap, New Caledonia (Millar & Freshwater 2005: 252). Lectotype: Vieillard No. 2103; L 941,11-91 (barcode L0056117) (Millar & Freshwater 2005: 252). Notes: Millar & Prud'homme van Reine (2005: 540) note that five specimens on sheet L 941,11-98 (barcode L0056116) are all isotypes.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), becoming sky-blue (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Santelices, B. (1976). Taxonomic and nomenclatural notes of some Gelidiales (Rhodophyta). Phycologia 15: 165-173, 33 figs.
Millar, A.J.K. & Prud'homme van Reine, W.F. (2005). Marine benthic macroalgae collected by Vieillard from New Caledonia and described as new species by Kützing. Phycologia 44: 536-549.
Rodríguez, D. & Santelices, B. (1988). Separation of Gelidium and Pterocladia on vegetative characters. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds With reference to some Pacific and Caribbean Species Vol. II. (Abbott, I.A. Eds), pp. 115-125. La Jolla: Sea Grant College Program, University of California.
Santelices, B. & Stewart, J.G. (1985). Pacific species of Gelidium Lamouroux and other Gelidiales (Rhodophyta), with keys and descriptions to the common or economically important species. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweds With Refernce to some Paicific and Caribbean Species. (Abbott, I.A. & Norris, J.N. Eds), pp. 17-31. La Jolla: California Sea Grant College Program.
Santelices, B. (1999). Taxonomic status of the species originally ascribed to the genus Pterocladia (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta). In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species Vol. VII. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.7, pp. 71-80. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.
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Santelices, B. (1978). The morphological variation of Pterocladia caerulescens (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta) in Hawaii. Phycologia 17: 53-59.
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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 22 February 2020.