Ralfsia californica & N.L.Gardner
Ralfsia californica Setchell & N.L.Gardner 1924: 2, no fig.
Published in: Setchell, W.A. & Gardner, N.L. (1924). Phycological contributions, VII. University of California Publications in Botany 13: 1-13.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Petalonia fascia (O.F.Müller) Kuntze
Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), pertaining to California (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Wynne (1969: 30) established that this was a stage in the life histroy of Petalonia fascia using material from the type locality. Gabrielson, Widdowson & Lindstrom (2004: 59; 2006: 75) point out that if material referred to this name on the west coast of North America represent an independent species, a new name will be required.
This is a marine species.
Emend. Hollenberg, 1969: 291.
Gabrielson, P.W., Widdowson, T.B. & Lindstrom, S.C. (2004). Keys to the seaweeds and seagrasses of Oregon and California. Phycological Contribution 6: [i]-iv, 1-181.
Gabrielson, P.W., Widdowson, T.B. & Lindstrom, S.C. (2006). Keys to the seaweeds and seagrasses of southeast Alaska, British Columbia, Washington and Oregon. Phycological Contribution 7: [i]-iv, 1-209.
Pedroche, P.F., Silva, P.C., Aguilar Rosas, L.E., Dreckmann, K.M. & Aguilar Rosas, R. (2008). Catálogo de las algas benthónicas del Pacífico de México II. Phaeophycota. pp. [i-viii], i-vi, 15-146. Mexicali & Berkeley: Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana; Universidad Autónoma de Baja California; University of California Berkeley.
Wynne, M.J. (1969). Life history and systematic studies of some Pacific North American Phaeophyceae (brown algae). University of California Publications in Botany 50: 1-88.
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Dethier, M.N. (1981). Heteromorphic algal life histories: the seasonal pattern and response to herbivory of the brown crust, Ralfsia californica. Oecologia 49: 333-339.
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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 25 January 2020.