Laurencia forsteri (Mertens ex Turner)
Laurencia forsteri (Mertens ex Turner) Greville Shoalwater Bay, south of Perth, Western Australia; on seagrass leaves
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Laurencia forsteri (Mertens ex Turner) Greville 1830: lii
Published in: Greville, R.K. (1830). Algae britannicae, or descriptions of the marine and other inarticulated plants of the British islands, belonging to the order Algae; with plates illustrative of the genera. pp. [i*-iii*], [i]-lxxxviii, -218, pl. 1-19. Edinburgh & London: McLachlan & Stewart; Baldwin & Cradock.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Fucus forsteri Mertens ex Turner
Type locality: "New Zealand. Sir C. P. Thunberg.—Coast of New Holland, parasitical upon other Fuci. Mr. Menzies." (Turner 1808-1809: 16). Lectotype: Mr Menzies; BM (Womersley 2003: 462). Notes: Lectotype selected by Saito & Womersley (1974: 824).
This is a marine species.
Confined largely to the leaves of Posidonia (occasionally Amphibolis) in conditions of moderate water movement (Womersley 2003: 462).
Saito, Y. & Womersley, H.B.S. (1974). The southern Australian species of Laurencia (Ceramiales: Rhodophyta). Australian Journal of Botany 22: 815-874, 27 figs.
Womersley, H.B.S. (2003). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIID Ceramiales - Delesseriaceae, Sarcomeniaceae, Rhodomelaceae. pp. -533. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & State Herbarium of South Australia.
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