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Gracilaria purpurascens (Stackhouse) Greville 1830

Publication details
Gracilaria purpurascens (Stackhouse) Greville 1830: liv

Published in: Greville, R.K. (1830). Algae britannicae, or descriptions of the marine and other inarticulated plants of the British islands, belonging to the order Algae; with plates illustrative of the genera. pp. [i*-iii*], [i]-lxxxviii, [1]-218, pl. 1-19. Edinburgh & London: McLachlan & Stewart; Baldwin & Cradock.
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Publication date: Feb.-March 1830

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Gracilaria is Gracilaria compressa (C.Agardh) Greville.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Cystoclonium purpureum (Hudson) Batters

Basionym
Capillaria purpurascens Stackhouse

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), purplish, becoming purple (Stearn 1985).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

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Verified by: 15 December 2015 by M.D. Guiry

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