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Porphyra nereocystis C.L.Anderson 1892

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Bangiophyceae
Subclass Bangiophycidae
Order Bangiales
Family Bangiaceae
Genus Porphyra


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Porphyra nereocystis C.L.Anderson
Northern California. 09 Mar 2011. Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org). © Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org).

Porphyra nereocystis C.L.Anderson
Northern California. 09 Mar 2011. Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org). © Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org).

Porphyra nereocystis C.L.Anderson
Bamfield, Vancouver Island, Canada. 27 Apr 2004. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Porphyra nereocystis C.L.Anderson
Otter Crest, Oregon, USA; on stipe of Nereocystis lutkeana in drift. 15 Jun 2003. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).


Caulerpa crassifolia (C.Agardh) J.Agardh

Porphyra nereocystis C.L.Anderson Northern California
© Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org)

Publication details
Porphyra nereocystis C.L.Anderson in Blankinship & Keeler 1892: 149

Published in: Blankinship, J.W. & Keeler, C.A. (1892). On the natural history of the Farallon Islands. Zoe 3: 144-165, pls XVIII-XXI.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Porphyra is Porphyra purpurea (Roth) C.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Pyropia nereocystis (C.L.Anderson) S.C.Lindstrom

Type information
Type locality: California, USA (Sutherland et al. 2011: 1142). Type: NY (Sutherland et al. 2011: 1142). Notes: Index Nominum Algarum notes that the type locality is implied to be Farallon Is., but more likely Santa Cruz; on Nereocystis

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Porphyra nereocystis C.L.Anderson)
Chinese: Chi Choy (Madlener 1977).

English: Red Laver, Purple Laver (Madlener 1977), Rose Nori (Chapman & Chapman 1980), Red nori (McConnaughey 1985).

Japanese: Nori (Madlener 1977).

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Source of current name
Sutherland, J.E., Lindstrom, S.C., Nelson, W.A., Brodie, J., Lynch, M.D., Hwang, M.S., Choi, H.-G., Miyata, M., Kikuchi, N., Oliveira, M.C., Farr, T., Neefus, C., Mols-Mortensen, A. Milstein, D. & Müller, K.M. (2011). A new look at an ancient order: generic revision of the Bangiales (Rhodophyta). Journal of Phycology 47(5): 1131-1151.

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.

Lindstrom, S.C. & Fredericq, S. (2003). rbcL gene sequences reveal relationships among north-east Pacific species of Porphyra (Bangiales, Rhodophyta) and a new species, P. aestivalis. Phycological Research 51(3): 211-224.

Müller, K.M., Cannone, J.J. & Sheath, R.G. (2005). A molecular phylogenetic analysis of the Bangiales (Rhodophyta) and description of a new genus and species, Pseudobangia kaycoleia. Phycologia 44: 146-155.

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: 08 June 2020 by M.D. Guiry

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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Dickson, L.G. & Waaland, J.R. (1985). Porphyra nereocystis: a dual-daylength seaweed. Planta 165: 548-553.
Hawkes, M.W. (1981). Porphyra nereocystis and P. thuretii (Rhodophyta): gametophyte morphology, distribution, and occurrence. Syesis 14: 97-108.
Waaland, J.R., Dickson, L.G. & Watson, B.A. (1990). Protoplast isolation and regeneration in the marine red alga Porphyra nereocystis. Planta 181: 522-528.
Woessner, J. (1981). The measurement and harvest of the marine crop plant, Porphyra nereocystis. Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 8: 764-769.
Yabu, H. (1970). Cytology in two species of Porphyra from the stipes of Nereocystis luetkeana (Mert.) Post. et Rupr.. Bulletin of the Faculty of Fisheries Hokkaido University 20: 243-251.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 29 July 2021.

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