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Gracilaria heteroclada J.F.Zhang & B.M.Xia, nom. illeg. 1988

Publication details
Gracilaria heteroclada J.F.Zhang & B.M.Xia 1988: 132, 134, figs 2, 10-17, nom. illeg.

Published in: Chang, C.F. & Xia, B.M. (1988). On two new Gracilaria (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) from South China. In: Taxonomy of economic seaweeds with reference to some Pacific and Caribbean species. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.2, pp. 127-129. California Sea Grant College Program.

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 Gracilariopsis heteroclada J.-F.Zhang & B.-M.Xia

Type information
Holotype locality: Yinggehai, Hainan Island, Guangdong Province, China (Chang & Xia 1988: 134). Holotype: Zhang Junfu and Xia Bangmei; 29 April 1980; On shells or gravel in mud flats and in tide pool or canal in midtidal to low intertidal region. QD 80-2338 (Chang & Xia 1988: 134). Notes: Holotype: cystocarpic. Isotypes from the same place and date, AST 80-2337, spermatangial; AST 80-2338a, cystocarpic. AST 80-2358, tetrasporangial, from the same place and by the same collectors, April 30, 1980 (AST, BISH). For other material see Zhang & Xia (1988: 134).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Illegitimate: a later homonym of Gracilaria heteroclada (Montagne) Feldmann & G. Feldmann. Replaced with Gracilariopsis heteroclada J. Zhang & B.M. Xia. However, if this entity is regarded taxonomically as a Gracilaria, it will require a new name.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Nguyen H. Dinh (1992). Vietnamese species of Gracilaria and Gracilariopsis. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.3, pp. 207-210. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College.

Ohno, M., Terada, R. & Yamamoto, H. (1999). The species of Gracilaria from Vietnam. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species Vol. VII. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.7, pp. 99-111. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.

Trono, G.C., Jr (1997). Field guide and atlas of the seaweed resourves of the Philippines. pp. [i]-xx.[1]-306, 168 figs. Makati City, The Philippines: Bookmark, Inc..

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Luhan, M.R.J. (1992). Agar yield and gel strength of Gracilaria heteroclada collected from Iloilo, Central Philippines. Botanica Marina 35: 169-172, 2 tables.
Luhan, M.R.J. (1996). Biomass and reproductive states of Gracilaria heteroclada Zhang et Xia collected from Jaro, Central Philippines. Botanica Marina 39: 207-211.

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