Pterocladiella caerulescens (Kützing) Santelices & Hommersand 1997

Pterocladiella caerulescens (Kützing) Santelices & Hommersand

Pterocladiella caerulescens (Kützing) Santelices & HommersandPanama. Blade apex showing solitary apical cell.Diane Littler (

Publication Details
Pterocladiella caerulescens (Kützing) Santelices & Hommersand 1997: 118

Published in: Santelices, B. & Hommersand, M. (1997). Pterocladiella, a new genus in the Gelidiaceae (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 36: 114-119.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Pterocladiella is Pterocladiella capillacea (S.G.Gmelin) Santelices & Hommersand.

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

Gelidium caerulescens Kützing

Type Information
Type locality: Wagap, New Caledonia; (Millar & Freshwater 2005: 252) Lectotype: Vieillard No. 2103; L; 941,11-91 (barcode L0056117) (Millar & Freshwater 2005: 252) Notes: Millar & Prud'homme van Reine (2005: 540) note that five specimens on sheet L 941,11-98 (barcode L0056116) are all isotypes.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), becoming sky-blue (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 11 November 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 12 May 2020

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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 12 May 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 08 December 2022

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