Porphyra pulchra 1943
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.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Pyropia pulchra (Hollenberg) S.C.Lindstrom & Hughey
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.
This is a marine species.
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. Madroño 63(3): 281-282, 1 fig.
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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