Gelidium pusillum var. pulvinatum (C. ) Feldmann 1936
Gelidium pusillum var. pulvinatum (C.Agardh) Feldmann Gelidium pusillum var. pulvinatum, middle intertidal, Ría de Muros, Galicia, Spain, 2013, Ignacio Bárbara
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Gelidium pusillum var. pulvinatum (C.Agardh) Feldmann in Feldmann & Hamel 1936: 113
Published in: Feldmann, J. & Hamel, G. (1936). Floridées de France VII. Gélidiales. Revue Algologique 9: 85-140, 36 figs, pls 2-6.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Type locality: Cadíz, Spain
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), very small (Stearn 1973).
This is a marine species.
Cartilaginous, purplish or blackish red, turf-forming, 2-10 mm high, arising from an extensive creeping base and incorporating shell debris and small molluscs. Erect fronds flattened and leaf-like and 0.5-2 mm broad.
On rock in upper intertidal forming extensive mat-like growths below Pelvetia canaliculata, particularly on vertical or near-vertical surfaces. Sometimes associated with Catenella opuntia (p. 00) and Rhodothamniella purpurea (p. 00). Widely distributed, common.
Turf formation in the upper intertidal, blackish-red colour when slightly dry, and extensive rhizoids.
Catenella opuntia also forms turf- or mat-like extensions but is softer has has the appearance of small cocktail sausages.
Lee, H.-B. & Kim, J.-I. (1995). Notes on gelidiales species from Korea. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.5, pp. 161-174. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.
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