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Opuntiella californica (Farlow) Kylin 1925

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gigartinales
Family Furcellariaceae
Genus Opuntiella


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Opuntiella californica (Farlow) Kylin
Northern California. 09 Mar 2011. Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org). © Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org).

Opuntiella californica (Farlow) Kylin
Maybens Beach, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada; drift. Colin Bates (colinba@interchange.ubc.ca). © Coastal Imageworks (colinba@interchange.ubc.ca).


Opuntiella californica (Farlow) Kylin Maybens Beach, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada; drift
© Coastal Imageworks (colinba@interchange.ubc.ca)

Publication details
Opuntiella californica (Farlow) Kylin 1925: 23, fig. 11

Published in: Kylin, H. (1925). The marine red algae in the vicinity of of the Biological Station at Friday Harbor, Wash. Lunds Universitets Årsskrift, Ny Följd, Andra Afdelningen 21(9): 1-87, 47 figs.
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Publication date: 1925

Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Opuntiella.

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

Kallymenia californica Farlow

Type information
Type locality: Santa Cruz, California, USA Type: C.L. Anderson;

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), pertaining to California (Stearn 1985).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Kallymenia californica Farlow 1877

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Cruoria profunda E.Y.Dawson 1961

Taxonomic notes
According to Gabrielson, Widdowson & Lindstrom (2006: 143, footnote), the "...relationship between Opuntiella california and O. ornata needs to be studied. The lack of information about the latter species precluded writing a meaningful key to the two species." - (24 Aug 2006) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Lindeberg, M.R. & Lindstrom, S.C. (2010). Field guide to the seaweeds of Alaska. pp. [i-]iii-iv, 1-188, numerous col. photographs. Fairbanks: Alaska 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.

Created: 14 April 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 28 October 2010 by M.D. Guiry

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DeCew, T.C., West, J.A. & Silva, P.C. (1992). The life history and anatomy of Opuntiella californica (Gigartinales, Rhodophyceae). Phycologia 31: 462-469, 27 figs.
Young, D.N. (1979). Fine structure of the 'gland cells' of the red alga, Opuntiella californica (Solieriaceae, Gigartinales). Phycologia 18: 288-295.

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