Gracilaria stellata I.A. , & B.M. 1991
Gracilaria stellata I.A.Abbott, Zhang & B.M.Xia 1991: 22
Published in: Abbott, I.A., Zhang, J. & Xia, B.M. (1991). Gracilaria mixta, sp. nov. and other western Pacific species of the genus (Rhodophyta: Gracilariaceae). Pacific Science 45: 12-27, 25 figs, 1 table.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), stellate, with narrow divisions radiating from the center like the rays of a star (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
New name for Polycavernosa divergens Xia & Abbott when it was transferred to Gracilaria, because the species name was already used in that genus (Abbott 1995: 193).
This is a marine species.
Asia: South China Sea (Phang & al. 2016).
Abbott, I.A. (1995). A decade of species of Gracilaria (sensu lato). In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.5, pp. 185-195. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.
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