Gracilaria bursa-pastoris (S.G.Gmelin) P.C.Silva 1952

Gracilaria bursa-pastoris (S.G.Gmelin) P.C.Silva

Current name: Gracilaria bursa-pastoris (S.G.Gmelin) P.C.Silva
Akhziv, Israel, Lower-intertidal zone. - 05 November 2007. Razy Hoffman (

Publication Details
Gracilaria bursa-pastoris (S.G.Gmelin) P.C.Silva 1952: 265

Published in: Silva, P.C. (1952). A review of nomenclatural conservation in the algae from the point of view of the type method. University of California Publications in Botany 25: 241-323.

Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Gracilaria is Gracilaria compressa (C.Agardh) Greville.

Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Fucus bursa-pastoris S.G.Gmelin

Type Information
Type locality: Mediterranean Sea; (Silva & al. 1996: 157) Lectotype: original illustration (S.G.Gmelin, 1768, pl. VIII, fig. 3), in the absence of specimens (epitype) (Dixon & Irvine 1977: 206)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), shepherd’s purse.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 13 May 1996 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 05 November 2018

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 05 November 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 18 May 2024

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