Opuntiella californica ( ) 1925
Opuntiella californica (Farlow) Kylin Maybens Beach, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada; drift
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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.
Publication date: 1925
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 locality: Santa Cruz, California, USA Type: C.L. Anderson;
Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), pertaining to California (Stearn 1985).
Kallymenia californica Farlow 1877
Cruoria profunda E.Y.Dawson 1961
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
This is a marine species.
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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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 July 2021.