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Porphyra pulchra Hollenberg 1943

Publication details
Porphyra pulchra Hollenberg in G.M.Smith & Hollenberg 1943: 213, figs 11, 12

Published in: Smith, G.M. & Hollenberg, G.J. (1943). On some Rhodophyceae from the Monterey Peninsula, California. American Journal of Botany 30(3): 211-223.
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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 pulchra (Hollenberg) S.C.Lindstrom & Hughey

Type information
Type locality: Moss Beach, Monterey Peninsula, California, USA (Smith & Hollenberg 1943: 215). Type: Hollenberg 2890; "Epiphytic on leaves of Phyllospadix cast ashore...". UC 2036529 (Smith & Hollenberg 1943: 215). Notes: The type is illustrated by Lindstrom & Hughey (2016: fig. 1). The holotype is given as Hollenberg 2980 in Lindstrom & Hughey (2016: 282) but as 2890 in Hollenberg in Smith & Hollenberg (1943: 215).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), beautiful, fair, pretty.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Lindstrom, S.C. & Hughey, J.R. (2016). Pyropia smithii is Pyropia pulchra comb. nov. MadroƱo 63(3): 281-282, 1 fig.

Key references
Ackland, J.C., West, J.A. & Pickett-Heaps, J. (2007). Actin and myosin regulate pseudopodia of Porphyra pulchella (Rhodophyta) archeospores. Journal of Phycology 43: 129-138.

Smith, G.M. (1944). Marine algae of the Monterey Peninsula. pp. i-ix, 1-622, 98 pls. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

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