Gelidium purpurascens N.L.Gardner 1927
Gelidium purpurascens N.L.Gardner Cabrillo National Monument, California.
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Gelidium purpurascens N.L.Gardner 1927: 275, pls 38, 39
Published in: Gardner, N.L. (1927). New species of Gelidium on the Pacific coast of North America. University of California Publications in Botany 13: 273-318, pls 36-54.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), purplish, becoming purple (Stearn 1973).
Gelidium densum N.L.Gardner 1927
Gelidium polystichum Gardner 1927
Gelidium ramuliferum Gardner 1927
Gelidium setchellii N.L.Gardner 1927
Gelidium distichum N.H.Loomis 1949
Gelidium papenfussii N.H.Loomis 1949
Gelidium contortum N.H.Loomis 1960
Gelidium gardneri N.H.Loomis 1960
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Moss Beach, San Mateo County, California (Dawson 1953: 73). Holotype: Gardner; June 8,; UC 93572 (Dawson 1953: 73). Notes: Growing on rocks in pools in lower littoral belt (Gardner, 1927: 275).
Rodríguez, D. & Santelices, B. (1988). Separation of Gelidium and Pterocladia on vegetative characters. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds With reference to some Pacific and Caribbean Species Vol. II. (Abbott, I.A. Eds), pp. 115-125. La Jolla: Sea Grant College Program, University of California.
Santelices, B. & Stewart, J.G. (1985). Pacific species of Gelidium Lamouroux and other Gelidiales (Rhodophyta), with keys and descriptions to the common or economically important species. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweds With Refernce to some Paicific and Caribbean Species. (Abbott, I.A. & Norris, J.N. Eds), pp. 17-31. La Jolla: California Sea Grant College Program.
Smith, G.M. (1944). Marine algae of the Monterey Peninsula. pp. i-ix, 1-622, 98 pls. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
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Whyte, J.N.C. & Englar, J.R. (1981). The agar component of the red seaweed Gelidium purpurascens. Phytochemistry 20: 237-240.
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 30 November 2020.