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Gracilaria lichenoides f. lemania (Kützing) V.May 1948

Publication details
Gracilaria lichenoides f. lemania (Kützing) V.May 1948: 32

Published in: May, V. (1948). The algal genus Gracilaria in Australia. Bulletin of the Commonwealth of Australia Council for Scientific and Industrial Research 235: 1-64, 9 figs, 15 plates, 2 diagrams.

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 Hydropuntia edulis (S.G.Gmelin) Gurgel & Fredericq

Basionym
Sphaerococcus lemania Kützing

Type information
Type locality: Wagap, New Caledonia (Millar & Prud'homme van Reine 2005: 545). Holotype: Vieillard; L 941,61-61 (barcode L 0194043) (Millar & Prud'homme van Reine 2005: 545). Notes: Holotype: Vieillard # 2028bis.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), like a lichen.

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

Taxonomic notes
According to Silva et al. (1996: 167), this taxon apparently lies within the circumscription of Gracilaria edulis but has not yet been transferred or reduced to synomy. Millar & Xia (1997) cites this as a synonym of G. edulis.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Gurgel, C.F.D., Norris, J.N., Schmidt, W.E., Le, H.N. & Fredericq, S. (2018). Systematics of the Gracilariales (Rhodophyta) including new subfamilies, tribes, subgenera, and two new genera, Agarophyton gen. nov. and Crassa gen. nov. Phytotaxa 374(1): 1-23.

Key references
Lyra, G.D.M., Costa, E.D.S., Jesus, P.B. de, Matos, J.C.G. de, Caires, T.A., Oliveira, M.C., Oliveira, E.C., Xi, Z., Nunes, J.M.D.C. & Davis, C.C. (2015). Phylogeny of Gracilariaceae (Rhodophyte): evidence from plastid and mitochondrial nucleotide sequences. Journal of Phycology 51(2): 356-366.

Millar, A.J.K. & Xia, B.M. (1997). Studies on terete species of Australian Gracilaria. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.6, pp. 103-109. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.

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.

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