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Scientific Name Finally Given To A Widely Distributed Red Alga From New Zealand
2013-03-28 16:06:17

Pensoft Publishers The most commonly occurring red alga in the algal order Bangiales in New Zealand has at last received a formal scientific name. Pyropia plicata, is an intertidal red alga, found in abundance in the North, South and Chatham Islands. It has been confused for many years with a species first collected from the New Zealand subantarctic islands in 1840. Recent research had clarified the identity and distribution of the southern species, Porphyra columbina, and also transferred...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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