Factsheets for Red Seaweeds (phylum Rhodophyta)

Genus: Gelidium Trade name: gelidium Symbol: GL
AuthorityJ.V. Lamouroux Type species: Gelidium corneum (Hudson) J.V. Lamouroux
Commercial species: abbottiorum (ABO), anansii (ANA), capense (CAP), chilense (CHI), latifolium (LAT), lingulatum (LIN), madagascariense (MAD), pristoides (PRI), pteridifolium (PTE), pusillum (PUS), robustum (ROB), rex (REX), sesquipedale (SES), vagum (VAG) & spp.
Common names: Gelídeos, Genso, Hai-ten-gusa, Hay tsay, Hirakusa, Isingglass, Kanten, Kinukusa, Makusa, Niu mau tsai, Obusa, Olus marinus, Onikusa, Punalevä-suku
Classification: Eukaryota, Phylum Rhodophyta, Class Rhodophyceae, Subclass Florideophycidae, Order Gelidiales, Family Gelidiaceae.
AlgaeBase names and species:  220 names - 94 current as of 12-2001.
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SuriaLink SeaPlant Utility Rating
Wild harvest with some cultivation - slow grower - important source of agar for agarose and bacteriological application.
Description
In preparation.
Habitat
In preparation.

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Gelidium production
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Tons per annum
wild harvest
Tons per annum
cultivated
Bangladesh n/a n/a
Canada n/a n/a
Chile 1,144 n/a
China 300 n/a
France 1,800 n/a
Indonesia n/a n/a
Japan 5,714 n/a
North Korea n/a n/a
Madagascar 300 n/a
Morocco 6,950 n/a
Mexico 1,200 n/a
Portugal 900 n/a
South Africa 139 n/a
South Korea n/a n/a
Spain 326 n/a
USA n/a n/a
Total 

18,773

18,773 n/a
Production
Approximate annual production figures from recent years are as above.
Biology & Agronomy
In preparation.
Chemistry
In preparation.
Processing
We have several monographs in progress covering analytical procedures post-harvest treatment and process technology. Check the processing index for available web pages and monographs. 
Products, Uses & Applications
List of species' uses and community affiliations
Genus GenID SpID Species Uses Communities
Gelidium GL ABO abbottiorum FH, FI, IA, MD, PA, PC, WB BP, FM, SV, WB
Gelidium GL ANA anansii FH, FI, IA, MD, PA, PC, WB BP, FM, SV, WB
Gelidium GL CAP capense FH, FI, IA, MD, PA, PC, WB BP, FM, SV, WB
Gelidium GL CHI chilense FH, FI, IA, MD, PA, PC, WB BP, FM, SV, WB
Gelidium GL LAT latifolium FH, FI, IA, MD, PA, PC, WB BP, FM, SV, WB
Gelidium GL LIN lingulatum FH, FI, IA, MD, PA, PC, WB BP, FM, SV, WB
Gelidium GL MAD madagascariense FH, FI, IA, MD, PA, PC, WB BP, FM, SV, WB
Gelidium GL PRI pristoides FH, FI, IA, MD, PA, PC, WB BP, FM, SV, WB
Gelidium GL PTE pteridifolium FH, FI, IA, MD, PA, PC, WB BP, FM, SV, WB
Gelidium GL PUS pusillum FH, FI, IA, MD, PA, PC, WB BP, FM, SV, WB
Gelidium GL REX rex FH, FI, IA, MD, PA, PC, WB BP, FM, SV, WB
Gelidium GL ROB robustum FH, FI, IA, MD, PA, PC, WB BP, FM, SV, WB
Gelidium GL SES sesquipedale FH, FI, IA, MD, PA, PC, WB BP, FM, SV, WB
Gelidium GL SPP spp. FH, FI, IA, MD, PA, PC, WB BP, FM, SV, WB
Gelidium GL VAG vagum FH, FI, IA, MD, PA, PC, WB BP, FM, SV, WB

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