Gracilaria gracilis (Stackhouse) Steentoft, L.M.Irvine & Farnham 1995

Gracilaria gracilis (Stackhouse) Steentoft, L.M.Irvine & Farnham

Gracilaria gracilis (Stackhouse) Steentoft, L.M.Irvine & FarnhamSmerwick Harbour, Co. Kerry, Ireland - 12 August 2010. Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication Details
Gracilaria gracilis (Stackhouse) Steentoft, L.M.Irvine & Farnham 1995: 115, figs 1-3, 5-18

Published in: Steentoft, M., Irvine, L.M. & Farnham, W.F. (1995). Two terete species of Gracilaria and Gracilariopsis (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) in Britain. Phycologia 34(2): 113-127, 37 figs.

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

Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Fucus gracilis Stackhouse

Type Information
Type locality: "Padstow, Cornwall, and elsewhere", England; (Athanasiadis 1996: 63) Type: Stackhouse; BM; Notes: This type locality was first recorded as a lectotype without provenance by Steentoft, L.Irvine & Farnham (1995: 115, fig. 1) (Silva et al., 1996)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), thin, slender (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Description
Cartilaginous, cylindrical, dull purple fronds, to 500 mm long, one or several arising from small, fleshy, perennial discoid holdfast. Branching very irregular, sparse or profuse, brnches to 2 mm diam., apices pointed. Intertidal tissue of large thin-walled cells with narrow outer cortical zone of small colourless cells.

Habitat
On rocks and stones, intertidal and subtidal, especially on sandy shores, generally distributed, common.

Created: 30 March 1996 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 04 July 2022

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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 04 July 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 11 August 2022

 
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