Gracilaria gracilis (Stackhouse) Steentoft, L.M.Irvine & Farnham 1995
Gracilaria gracilis (Stackhouse) Steentoft, L.M.Irvine & FarnhamSmerwick Harbour, Co. Kerry, Ireland - 12 August 2010. Michael Guiry (email@example.com)
Gracilaria gracilis (Stackhouse) Steentoft, L.M.Irvine & Farnham 1995: 115, figs 1-3, 5-18
Status of Name
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Fucus gracilis Stackhouse
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).
This is a marine species.
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.
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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