ge.la.ti.no.sa. N.L. neut. n.gelatinum, gelatin; from L. masc. perf. part.gelatus, frozen; L. adj. suff.-osus -a -um, suffix used with the sense of full of, prone to; N.L. fem. adj.gelatinosa, gelatinous
homotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
Rhodopseudomonasgelatinosa is the correct name if this species is regarded as a separate species (i.e., if its nomenclatural type is not assigned to another species whose name is validly published, legitimate and not rejected and has priority) within a separate genus Rhodopseudomonas.