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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: 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 of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

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

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Porphyra pulchra Hollenberg)
North America: California (CA) (Abbott & Hollenberg 1976, Miller 2012).

Australia and New Zealand: New South Wales (Ackland et al 2007).

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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