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Gelidium pluma Bornet ex N.H.Loomis 1960

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 pluma Bornet ex N.H.Loomis
Hawaii; scale 5 mm. 15 Aug 2011. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

 

Publication details
Gelidium pluma Bornet ex N.H.Loomis 1960: 2, pl. 1: figs 1-4; pl. 2: figs 1, 2

Published in: Loomis, N.H. (1960). New species of Gelidium and Pterocladia from the Pacific coast of the United States and the Hawaiian Islands. Occasional Papers of the Allan Hancock Foundation 24: 1-35.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Gelidium is Gelidium corneum (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), the downy part of a feather, a small soft feather (Smith & Lockwood 1933).

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

Distributional notes
Hawaiian endemic (Abbott, 1999).

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaiian Islands (Loomis 1960: 6). Isotype: Reed 965a; 6.xii.1908; UC 622987 (Abbott 1999: 193).

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Key references
Huisman, J.M., Abbott, I.A., Smith, C.M. (2007). Hawaiian reef plants. pp. [1]-264, numerous colour photographs. Honolulu: A publication of the University of Hawai'i Sea Grant College Program.

Rodríguez, D. & Santelices, B. (1988). Separation of Gelidium and Pterocladia on vegetative characters. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds With reference to some Pacific and Caribbean Species Vol. II. (Abbott, I.A. Eds), pp. 115-125. La Jolla: Sea Grant College Program, University of California.

Santelices, B. & Stewart, J.G. (1985). Pacific species of Gelidium Lamouroux and other Gelidiales (Rhodophyta), with keys and descriptions to the common or economically important species. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweds With Refernce to some Paicific and Caribbean Species. (Abbott, I.A. & Norris, J.N. Eds), pp. 17-31. La Jolla: California Sea Grant College Program.

Santelices, B. (1999). Patterns of carposporangial production among species of Gelidium (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta). In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species Vol. VII. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.7, pp. 55-69. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.

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