Gigartina heterocarpa (Postels & Ruprecht) D.H.Kim 1976

Mazzaella heterocarpa (Postels & Ruprecht) Fredericq

Current name: Mazzaella heterocarpa (Postels & Ruprecht) Fredericq
Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, JapanYukihiko Serisawa (

Publication Details
Gigartina heterocarpa (Postels & Ruprecht) D.H.Kim 1976: 41

Published in: Kim, D.H. (1976 '1975'). A study of the development of cystocarps and tetrasporangial sori in Gigartinaceae (Rhodophyta, Gigartinales). Nova Hedwigia 27: [i]-vi, 1-146, 237 figs, 6 tables, 1 map.

Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Gigartina is Gigartina pistillata (S.G.Gmelin) Stackhouse.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Chondrus crispus Stackhouse.

Iridaea heterocarpa Postels & Ruprecht

Type Information
Type locality: In oceano pacifico septemtrionale; (Postels & Ruprecht 1840: 18) Type: LE; (Hommersand, Guiry, Fredericq & Leister 1993: 110) Notes: Type locality: Kamchatka, Russia (Hughey et al. 2001: 1093).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), literally, different fruit.

Created: 26 December 2005 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 26 December 2005

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 26 December 2005. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 17 June 2024

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