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Pterocladia complanata N.H.Loomis 1949

Publication details
Pterocladia complanata N.H.Loomis 1949: 4, pl. 6: figs 1-2; pl. 7: figs 1-4; pl. 9

Published in: Loomis, N.H. (1949). New species of Gelidium and Pterocladia with notes on the structure of the thalli in these genera. Occasional Papers of the Allan Hancock Foundation 6: 1-29.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Pterocladia is Pterocladia lucida (R.Brown ex Turner) J.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Pterocladiella capillacea (S.G.Gmelin) Santelices & Hommersand

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), flattened out, usually in one plane (Stearn 1973).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Anaheim Landing (south of Long Beach), Orange County, Calif. (Loomis 1960: 4). Holotype: Loomis 5330; July 22, 1934; In beach drift. Private collection of Mrs. Nina Loomis, (contact details are available in original reference) (Dawson 1953: 79). Notes: Dawson (1953: 79) notes isotype preparations are on slides 1187-1188 in HAHF.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Pterocladia complanata N.H.Loomis)
North America: Mexico (Dawson 1953).

Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

Source of current name
Santelices, B. (1999). Taxonomic status of the species originally ascribed to the genus Pterocladia (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta). In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species Vol. VII. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.7, pp. 71-80. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 28 January 2021.

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