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Gracilaria capensis F.Schmitz ex Mazza 1907

Publication details
Gracilaria capensis F.Schmitz ex Mazza 1907: 134

Published in: Mazza, A. (1907). Saggio di algologia oceanica. Nuova Notarisia 18: 1-36, 65-98, 126-152, 177-195.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Gracilaria is Gracilaria compressa (C.Agardh) Greville.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Type information
Type locality: mouth of Kowie River, Port Alfred, Cape Province, South Africa (Silva & al. 1996: 158).

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Gracilaria

Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), pertaining to the Cape, usually the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Tylotus capensis (F.Schmitz ex Mazza) Papenfuss 1940

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Gurgel, C.F.D., Norris, J.N., Schmidt, W.E., Le, H.N. & Fredericq, S. (2018). Systematics of the Gracilariales (Rhodophyta) including new subfamilies, tribes, subgenera, and two new genera, Agarophyton gen. nov. and Crassa gen. nov. Phytotaxa 374(1): 1-23.

Iyer, R., Tronchin, E.M., Bolton, J.J. & Coyne, V.E. (2005). Molecular systematics of the Gracilariaceae (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) with emphasis on Southern Africa. Journal of Phycology 41: 672-684.

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