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Gracilaria harveyana J.Agardh 1885

Publication details
Gracilaria harveyana J.Agardh 1885: 59-61

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1885). Till algernes systematik. Nya bidrag. (Fjerde afdelningen.). Lunds Universitets Ă…rskrift, Afdelningen for Mathematik och Naturvetenskap 21(8): 1-117, 1 pl.
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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 currently regarded as a synonym of Gracilaria flagelliformis (Sonder) Womersley

Type information
Type locality: Swan R., Western Australia (Womersley 1996: 27). Type: Clifton; LD 29255 (Womersley 1996: 27). Notes: The lectotype locality Geographe Bay, Western Australia was first recorded by V. Chapman (1979: 300, pl. 108) (Silva et al., 1996).

Named for William Henry Harvey (1811-1866), Irish Botanist, collector and traveller.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Withell et al. (1994: 293) recommend that Gracilaria harveyana J. Agardh (1885) be conserved against Polyides flagelliformis Sonder (1845). Conservation of the epithet harveyana is rejected by Womersley (1996: 27). Silva et al. (1996: 171) note that Withell et al. (1994) used the combination Gracilaria flagelliformis, but that this name is invalid as it was not accepted by its authors. That combination is validated by Womersley (1996: 25). - (24 Feb 2009) - Wendy Guiry

Both G. harveyana J. Agardh and G. paradoxa J. Agardh appear to be based on Harvey's ms name of Chondria paradoxa given to Clifton specimens from Swan R., W. Aust.; apparently J. Agardh first gave it the name G. harveyana and later reverted to Harvey's name paradoxa (Womersley 1996: 27). - (24 Feb 2009) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Womersley, H.B.S. (1996). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIB - Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. pp. [1]-392, 160 figs. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study with assistance from the State Herbarium of South Australia.

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.

Withell, A.F., Millar, A.J.K. & Kraft, G.T. (1994). Taxonomic studies of the genus Gracilaria (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) from Australia. Australian Systematic Botany 7: 281-352, 24 figs.

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