Gelidium tenuifolium Shimada, Horiguchi & 2000
Gelidium tenuifolium Shimada, Horiguchi & Masuda 2000: 37-46, figs 2-12
Published in: Shimada, S., Horiguchi, T. & Masuda, M. (2000). Two new species of Gelidium (Rhodophyta, Gelidiales), Gelidium tenuifolium and Gelidium koshikianum, from Japan. Phycological Research 48: 37-46.
Publication date: March 2000
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This is a marine species.
Erect axes 15-30 cm tall, cartilaginous, purplish to brownish-red, terete to subterete, 480-720 µm in diameter in the basal region, becoming compressed upward, reaching 1.4-2.0 mm in width and 280-340 µm in thickness in the mid-region, oppositely or alternate-distichously branched four or five times; many lateral branches short, undivided, determinate but a few indeterminate; indeterminate first- to third-order branches terete to subterete, 400-560 µm in diameter in the proximal region, becoming compressed to flattened upward, reaching up to 2 mm in width and 60-80 µm in thickness in the distal portion; axes and indeterminate branches having obtuse apices; apical cells of axes and indeterminate branches usually immersed in the apical depression. Tetrasporangia irregularly disposed at the apices of short determinate branches, cruciately or decussately divided, 44-60 µm long and 24-40 µm wide; cystocarps formed in the middle portion of short determinate branches; spermatangia unknown
Shirahama, Shizuoka Prefecture (Shimada, Horiguchi & Masuda 2000: 39). Holotype: Shimada, S.; 28 March, 1998; (Shimada, Horiguchi & Masuda 2000: 39).
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Shimada, S., Horiguchi, T. & Masuda, M. (2000). Two new species of Gelidium (Rhodophyta, Gelidiales), Gelidium tenuifolium and Gelidium koshikianum, from Japan. Phycological Research 48: 37-46.
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 01 December 2020.