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Gracilaria multifurcata Børgesen

Publication details
Gracilaria multifurcata Børgesen 1953: 42, figs 15, 16

Published in: Børgesen, F. (1953). Some marine algae from Mauritius. Additions to the parts previously published. V. Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab, Biologiske Meddleleser 21(9): 62, 20 figs, 3 plates.
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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 Hydropuntia multifurcata (Børgesen) M.J.Wynne

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

Distributional notes
Chirapart & Lewmanomont (2002: 237) tentatively report this taxon from Thailand.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Pointe aux Sables, Mauritius (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 173). Holotype: R.E. Vaughan 1149; 22.vi.1951; C (Silva 1996-to date

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Source of current name
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.

Key references
Chirapart, A. & Lewmanomont, K. (2002). A different flattened species of Gracilaria from Thailand. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species. Vol. VIII. (Abbott, I.A. & Mcdermid, K.J. Eds) Vol.8, pp. 237-243. La Jolla: California Sea Grant College.

Lewmanomont, K. & Chirapart, A. (2004). Additional records of Gracilaria from Thailand. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to the Pacific and other locations Volume IX. (Abbott, I.A. & McDermid, K.J. Eds) Vol.9, pp. 201-210.

Millar, A.J.K. (1997). Some flattened species of Gracilaria from Australia. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.6, pp. 111-123. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College Systems.

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: 1-1259.

Wynne, M.J. (1989). The re-instatement of Hydropuntia Montagne (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta). Taxon 38: 476-479.

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