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Gelidium proliferum Harvey 1855

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gelidiales
Family Gelidiaceae
Genus Gelidium

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Gelidium proliferum Harvey
Rottnest Island, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Gelidium proliferum Harvey
Rottnest Island, Western Australia; grey areas are sponge. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Gelidium proliferum Harvey

 

Surirella ventricosa Hustedt

Ptilophora prolifera (Harvey) J.Agardh Rottnest Island, Western Australia
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Publication details
Gelidium proliferum Harvey 1855: 551

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1855). Some account of the marine botany of the colony of western Australia. Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy 22: 525-566.
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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 currently regarded as a synonym of Ptilophora prolifera (Harvey) J.Agardh

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), producing offsets, bearing progeny as offshoots (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia (Womersley & Guiry 1994: 126). Holotype: Harvey; TCD Trav. Set No. 244 (Womersley & Guiry 1994: 126). Notes: Also distributed as Alg. Aust. Exsicc. 336.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Key references
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: [i]-xiv, 1-1259.

Womersley, H.B.S. & Guiry, M.D. (1994). Order Gelidiales Kylin 1923: 132. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Part IIIA. Bangiophyceae and Florideophyceae (Acrochaetiales, Nemaliales, Gelidiales, Hildenbrandiales and Gigartinales sensu lato). (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 118-142. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.

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