Gracilaria compressa (C.Agardh) Greville 1830

Publication Details
Gracilaria compressa (C.Agardh) Greville 1830: liv, 125

Published in: Greville, R.K. (1830). Algae britannicae, or descriptions of the marine and other inarticulated plants of the British islands, belonging to the order Algae; with plates illustrative of the genera. pp. [i]-lxxxviii, [1]-218, pl. 1-19. Edinburgh & London: McLachlan & Stewart; Baldwin & Cradock.

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Publication date: Feb.-March 1830

Type Species
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Gracilaria.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gracilaria bursa-pastoris (S.G.Gmelin) P.C.Silva.

Sphaerococcus compressus C.Agardh

Type Information
Syntype localities: Cadíz, Spain; (Gargiulo, De Masi & Tripodi 1992: 57) Lectotype: Cabrera; herb. alg. Agardh, LD; 28984 (Gargiulo, De Masi & Tripodi 1992: 57) Notes: Lectotype selected by C.J. Bird in 1979.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), flattened, usually laterally (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 05 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 01 December 2012

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 01 December 2012. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 18 June 2024

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