Grateloupia filicina var. luxurians A.Gepp & E.S.Gepp 1906

Publication Details
Grateloupia filicina var. luxurians A.Gepp & E.S.Gepp 1906: 259

Published in: Gepp, A. & Gepp, E.S. (1906). Some marine algae from New South Wales. Journal of Botany, London 44: 249-261, Plate 481.

Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Grateloupia is Grateloupia filicina (J.V.Lamouroux) C.Agardh.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Grateloupia subpectinata Holmes.

Type Information
Type locality: Farm Cove, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; (Gepp & Gepp 1906: 259) Holotype: Lucas nr. 6; July 1901; BM; 530322 (De Clerck et al. 2005: 405)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), fern-like (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Confined largely to the vicinity of harbours and sheltered coasts, where it can occur in abundance in shallow water or just above low tide level (Womersley & Lewis 1994: 201). Epilithic, in lower littoral lagoons, harbours, estuaries in sheltered running water, sublittoral to 6 m; tolerant of periodic salinity variation from 12 to 37‰ (Irvine & Farnham 1983: 27).

Created: 30 December 1997 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 10 November 2011

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