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Gracilaria ramulosa J.Agardh 1876

Publication details
Gracilaria ramulosa J.Agardh 1876: 417

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1876). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen tertium: de Florideis curae posteriores. Part 1. pp. [ii*-iii*], [i]-[viï], [1]-724. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: C.W.K. Gleerup.
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Publication date: Apr-Aug 1876

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 Gracilaria cliftonii Withell, A.J.K.Millar & Kraft

Type information
Type locality: King George Sound, Western Australia (Womersley 1996: 18). Holotype: Harvey; Herb. Agardh, LD 29286 (Womersley 1996: 18). Notes: Alg. Aust. Exsicc. 324B. Isotype in MEL, 629924 (excl. right right hand specimen).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
Womersley (1996: 18) cites G. cliftonii Withell , Millar & Kraft 1994 as a synonym of G. ramulosa. He considers that the renaming of G. furcellata was unnecessary in view of the variation in habit which encompasses G. ramulosa J. Agardh. According to Silva et al. (1996:159), G. ramulosa J. Agardh is a later homonym, being antedated by G. ramulosa (Martius) Greville. Gracilaria ramullosa (Martius) Greville 1833; some doubt about citation of basionym (Shaerococcus ramullosus) Martius 1828 (Index Nominum Algarum). - (20 Feb 2009) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Gracilaria ramulosa J.Agardh)
Australia and New Zealand: South Australia (Womersley 1996), Tasmania (Womersley 1996), Victoria (Womersley 1996), Western Australia (Womersley 1996).

Key references
Byrne, K., Zuccarello, G.C., West, J., Liao, M.-L. & Kraft, G.T. (2002). Gracilaria species (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta) from southeastern Australia, including a new species, Gracilaria perplexa sp. nov.: Morphology, molecular relationships and agar content. Phycological Research 50(4): 295-312.

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: [i]-xiv, 1-1259.

Womersley, H.B.S. (1996). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIB - Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. pp. [1]-392, 160 figs. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study with assistance from the State Herbarium of South Australia.

Created: 26 April 2001 by G.M. Guiry

Verified by: 20 February 2009 by G.M. Guiry

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