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Pikea robusta I.A.Abbott 1968

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gigartinales
Family Dumontiaceae
Genus Pikea


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Pikea robusta I.A.Abbott
Northern California. 09 Mar 2011. Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org). © Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org).

Pikea robusta I.A.Abbott
Northern California. 09 Mar 2011. Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org). © Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org).

Pikea robusta I.A.Abbott
Northern California. 09 Mar 2011. Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org). © Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org).


Stichococcus marinus (Wille) Hazen

Pikea robusta I.A.Abbott Northern California
© Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org)

Publication details
Pikea robusta I.A.Abbott 1968: 184, fig. 3

Published in: Abbott, I.A. (1968). Studies in some foliose red algae of the Pacific coast. III. Dumontiaceae, Weeksiaceae, Kallymeniaceae. Journal of Phycology 4: 180-198.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Pikea is Pikea californica Harvey.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Pikea pinnata Setchell

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), strong growing, strong-growing, or stout (Stearn 1973).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
TYpe locality: Cast ashore at the south end of Carmel Bay (Abbott 1968: 184). Holotype: G.M. Smith 39-143;

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Source of current name
Boo, G.H., Hwang, I.K., Ha, D.S., Miller, K.A., Kogame, K., Cho, G.Y., Kim, J.Y. & Boo, S.M. (2016). Phylogeny and distribution of the genus Pikea (Gigartina, Rhodophyta) with special reference to P. yoshizakii from Korea. Phycologia 55(1): 3-11.

Key references
Braune, W. (2008). Meeresalgen. Ein Farbbildführer zu den verbreiteten benthischen Grün- Braun- und Rotalgen der Weltmeere. pp. [1]-596, pls 1-266 (colour photographs). Ruggell: A.R.G. Gantner Verlag.

Maggs, C.A. & Ward, B.A. (1996). The genus Pikea (Dumontiaceae, Rhodophyta) in England and the north Pacific: comparative morphological, life history and molecular studies. Journal of Phycology 32: 176-193.

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