Laurencia obtusa var. majuscula
Laurencia majuscula (Harvey) A.H.S.Lucas Palau Islands, West Pacific, 1 m deep
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Laurencia obtusa var. majuscula Harvey 1863: xxvi
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1863). Phycologia australica: or, a history of Australian seaweeds; comprising coloured figures and descriptions of the more characteristic marine algae of New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, and Western Australia, and a synopsis of all known Australian algae. Vol. 5. pp. [i]-x, v-lxxiii (Synoptic catalogue), Plates CCXLI-CCC (with text). London: Lovell Reeve.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Laurencia dendroidea J.Agardh
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), obtuse, blunt (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Rottnest Island, Western Australia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 513). Lectotype: Herb. Harvey, TCD Alg. Aust. Exsicc. 236a (Womersley 2003: 457). Notes: This type locality was first recorded by Saito & Womersley (1974: 820).
Source of current name
Metti, Y., Millar, A.J.K., Cassano, V., Fujii, M.T. (2013). Australian Laurencia majuscula (Rhodophyta, Rhodomelaceae) and the Brazilian Laurencia dendroidea are conspecific. Phycological Research 68: 98-104.
Lucas, A.H.S. (1935). The marine algae of Lord Howe Island. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 60: 194-232, 7 figs, Plates V-IX.
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.
Wynne, M.J., Serio, D., Cormaci, M. & Furnari, G. (2005). The species of Chondrophycus and Laurencia (Rhodomelaceae, Ceramiales) occurring in Dhofar, the Sultanate of Oman. Phycologia 44: 497-509.
Yoshida, T. (1998). Marine algae of Japan. pp. [1-2], 1-25, 1-1222. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]
Created: 28 September 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 25 April 2013 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 20 June 2019.