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Laminaria scissa Suhr

Publication details
Laminaria scissa Suhr 1841: 7, table 1, fig. 2A

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Laminaria is Laminaria digitata (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Lessonia spicata (Suhr) Santelices

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Suhr 1841: 279, pl.I: fig. 2; Suhr 1848: 151 (in syn. Lessonia nigrescens) (INA). - (6 Dec 2012) - Wendy Guiry

Taxonomic notes
According to González et al. (2012: 1160), this should not be considered a synonym of Lessonia nigrescens. They note that Suhr noticed that L. scissa was similar to Lessonia nigrescens but he recognized differences in reproductive structures between the two species. - (6 Dec 2012) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Valparaiso, central Chile (González et al. 2012: 1159). Type: LD (Herbarium Agardh) 2155, 2156, 2157 (González et al. 2012: 1160).

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
González, A., Beltrán, J., Hiriart-Bertrand, L., Flores, V., de Reviers, B., Correa, J.A. & Santelices, B. (2012). Identification of cryptic species in the Lessonia nigrescens complex (Phaeophyceae, Laminariales). Journal of Phycology 48(5): 1153-1165.

Key references
Asensi, A. & de Reviers, B. (2009). Illustrated catalogue of types of species historically assigned to Lessonia (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae) preserved at PC, including a taxonomic study of three South-American species with a description of L. searlesiana sp. nov. and a new lectotypification of L. flavicans. Cryptogamie, Algologie 30(3): 209-249.

Searles, R.B. (1978). The genus Lessonia Bory (Phaeophyta, Laminariales) in southern Chile and Argentina. British Phycological Journal 13(4): 361-381.

Silva, P.C. (1996-to date). Index Nominum Algarum, University Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/INA.html. Updated continuously. ..

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