Martensia fragilis Harvey Hawaii; mesh with tetrasporangia embedded as small swollen spheres; scale is 1 mm
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Martensia fragilis Harvey 1854: 145
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1854). Short characters of three new algae from the shores of Ceylon. Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany 6: 143-145, pls V, VI.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), fragile (Stearn 1973).
Martensia gabriellei P.Crouan & H.Crouan 1865
Japanese record of M. fragilis (Yoshida & Mikami, 1999) = M. jejuensis (Lin et al. 2013: 187). - (29 Aug 2013) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Belligam (Weligama), Sri Lanka (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 460). Lectotype: Harvey; TCD Algae of Ceylon no. 5 (Yoshida 1998: 982).
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Created: 26 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 14 March 2014 by M.D. Guiry
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Lin, S.-M., Yang, W.-C., Huisman, J., De Clerck, O. & Lee, W.J. (2013). Molecular phylogeny of the widespread Martensia fragilis complex (Delesseriaceae, Rhodophyta) from the Indo-Pacific region reveals three new species of Martensia from Taiwan. European Journal of Phycology 48(2): 173-187.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 February 2020.