Pterocladia caespitosa ( ) R.E.Norris
Pterocladia caespitosa (Kylin) R.E.Norris 1987: 42, figs. 6-8 ('caespitosum')
Published in: Norris, R.E. (1987). Pterocladia (Gelidiaceae, Rhodophyta), a genus previously unknown in South Africa, as it occurs in Natal. South African Journal of Botany 53: 39-43, 8 figs.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Pterocladiella caespitosa (Kylin) Santelices
Gelidium caespitosum Kylin
Type locality: Isipingo Beach, near Durban, South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 144).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), growing in patches or tufts, caespitose (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
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.
Created: 29 December 1997 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 30 May 2011 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 27 February 2020.