Porphyra lucasii Levring Cottesloe, Western Australia; scale 100 µm
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Porphyra lucasii Levring 1953: 469, 471, figs 6 H-L, 7
Published in: Levring, T. (1953). The marine algae of Australia. I. Rhodophyta: Goniotrichales, Bangiales and Nemalionales. Arkiv för Botanik, Uppsala Ser. 2, 2: 457-530, 55 figs.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Named for Arthur Henry Shakespeare Lucas (1853-1936), Australian phycologist.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
According to Fuhrer (1981) species of Porphyra occur commonly on temperate Australian coasts.
This is a marine species.
Common in the mid eulittoral of calm to moderately rough waters (Womersley 1994: 41).
Type locality: Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 93). Lectotype: T. Levring; 21 July 1948 ; littoral basalt rocks. GB (Herb. Levring) (Sutherland et al. 2011: 1139). Notes: This type locality was first described by Womersley & Conway (1975: 63) (Silva et al., 1996) Index Nominum Algarum cites type locality as "Australia: Western Australia (Bunbury; Point Peron; Cottesloe Reef); South Australia (Kangaroo I., Pelican Lagoon)." Womersley (1994: 41) notes that there is an isotype located in AD (A42700).
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.
Womersley, H.B.S. (1994). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIA - Bangiophyceae and Florideophyceae (Acrochaetiales, Nemaliales, Gelidiales, Hildenbrandiales and Gigartinales sensu lato). pp. 1-508, 167 figs, 4 pls, 4 maps. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.
Created: 29 December 1997 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 22 February 2016 by M.D. Guiry
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Farr, T., Nelson, W. and Broom, J. (2003). A challenge to the taxonomy of Porphyra in Australia: the New Zealand red alga Porphyra rakiura (Bangiales, Rhodophyta) occurs in southern Australia and is distinct from P. lucasii. Australian Systematic Botany 16: 569-575.
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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 16 June 2019.