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Laminaria nigripes J.Agardh

Publication details
Laminaria nigripes J.Agardh 1868: 29

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1868). Bidrag till kännedomen om Spetsbergens alger. Tilläg till föregående afhandling. Kungliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar, Nye Följd 7(8): [27] 28-49, pl. III.
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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 Saccharina nigripes (J.Agardh) Lontin & G.W.Saunders

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Laminaria atrofulva J.Agardh 1872
Laminaria nigripes f. oblonga Kjellman 1883
Laminaria nigripes f. reniformis Kjellman 1883
Laminaria nigripes var. atrofulva (J.Agardh) Rosenvinge 1893
Laminaria nigripes var. longipes (Kjellman) Rosenvinge 1893
Laminaria nigripes f. typica A.D.Zinova 1953

Taxonomic notes
Taxon inquirendum (Furnari, pers. comm.). Some authors (e.g. South & Tittley 1986: 30) have treared it as a synonym of Laminaria digitata, whilst others (e.g. Rueness 1977: 170) treat it as a separate entity. See Athanasiadis (1996: 214) for further references.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Spitsbergen (Athanasiadis 1996: 214). Lectotype: LD [herb. alg. Agardh] 2013 (Longtin & Saunders 2015: 445). Notes: Lontin & Saunders (2014: 445) rejected the selection of LD [herb alg. Agardh] 2010 by Wilce and replaced it with LD [herb alg. Agardh] 2013. Art 9.19 [Melbourne Code] clearly specifies "The author who first designates (Art. 7.9 and 7.10) a lectotype or a neotype in conformity with Art. 9.11-13 must be followed, but that choice is superseded if (a) the holotype or, in the case of a neotype, any of the original material is rediscovered; the choice may also be superseded if one can show that (b) it is in serious conflict with the protologue and another element is available that is not in conflict with the protologue, or that (c) it is contrary to Art. 9.14."

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Source of current name
Longtin, C.M. & Saunders, G.W. (2015). On the utility of mucilage ducts as a taxonomic character in Laminaria and Saccharina (Phaeophyceae) - the conundrum of S. groenlandica. Phycologia 54(5): 440-450.

Key references
Athanasiadis, A. (1996). Taxonomisk litteratur och biogeografi av Skandinaviska rödalger och brunalger. pp. 1-280, 1 map. Göteborg: Algologia.

Kjellman, F.R. (1889). Om Beringhafvets algflora [About the Bering Sea algae]. Kongl. Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar 23(8): 1-58, pls I-VII.

Pedersen, P.M. (2011). Grønlands havalger. pp. [1] 7-208. Copenhagen: Forlaget Epsilon.DK.

Rueness, J. (1977). Norsk Algeflora. pp. [i-vi], 1-265 [266]. Oslo, Bergem Tromsø: Scandinavian University Books/Universitetsforlaget.

South, G.R. & Tittley, I. (1986). A checklist and distributional index of the benthic marine algae of the North Atlantic Ocean. pp. 76. London and St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada: British Museum (Natural History) and Huntsman Marine Laboratory.

Zinova, A.D. (1953). Opredelitel burykh vodoroslej severnykh morej SSSR [Manual for identification of the brown algae of the northern seas of the USSR]. pp. 1-224. Moscow & Leningrad: Akad. Nauk SSSR.

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