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Caulerpa racemosa var. lamourouxii (Turner) Weber Bosse

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Ulvophyceae
Order Bryopsidales
Family Caulerpaceae
Genus Caulerpa

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Caulerpa racemosa var. lamourouxii (Turner) Weber Bosse
Barrow Island, Australia. 25 May 2011. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Caulerpa racemosa var. lamourouxii (Turner) Weber Bosse
KwaZulu-Natal. Heroen Verbruggen. © Heroen Verbruggen (heroen.verbruggen@gmail.com).

Caulerpa racemosa var. lamourouxii (Turner) Weber Bosse
Nigaloo Reef, Western Australia. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

 

Caulerpa racemosa var. lamourouxii (Turner) Weber Bosse Barrow Island, Australia
© John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au)

Publication details
Caulerpa racemosa var. lamourouxii (Turner) Weber Bosse 1898: 369, pl. XXXII: figs 1-4

Published in: Weber-van Bosse, A. (1898). Monographie des Caulerpes. Annales du Jardin Botanique de Buitenzorg 15: 243-401, pls XX [20]-XXXIV [34].
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Caulerpa is Caulerpa prolifera (Forsskål) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Caulerpa lamourouxii (Turner) C.Agardh

Basionym
Fucus lamourouxii Turner

Type information
Type locality: Red Sea (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 836). Type: BM BM000569449 (Belton et al. 2014: 46).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), with flowers borne in racemes.

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
According to Silva et al. (1996) the name Caulerpa fergusonii has been misapplied to this species by various authors. Please see original reference for full details.

Cormaci, Furnari & Alongi (2014: 222) comment "Taking into consideration that from the molecular analysis it resulted that some specimens collected at different localities of Indo-Pacific region and identified as C. racemosa var. lamourouxii belonged to C. lamourouxii, while some others to C. oligophylla Montagne (Belton et al., 2014), it isn't possible, in absence of molecular data, to give a certain identification to Mediterranean specimens attributed to that variety." Fucus lamourouxii Turner was described from the Red Sea. Caulerpa oligophylla Montagne was described from Australia (Torres Strait: Toud Island [Warrior Islet]). - (10 Jul 2015) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Belton, G.S., Prud'homme van Reine, W.F., Huisman, J.M., Draisma, S.G.A. & Gurgel, C.F.D. (2014). Resolving phenotypic plasticity and species designation in the morphology challenging Caulerpa racemosa-peltata complex (Caulerpaceae, Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 50(1): 32-54.

Dawes, C.J. & Mathieson, A.C. (2008). The seaweeds of Florida. pp. [i]- viii, [1]-591, [592], pls I-LI. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.

Famá, P., Wysor, B., Kooistra, W.H.C.F. & Zuccarello, G.C. (2002). Molecular phylogeny of the genus Caulerpa (Caulerpales, Chlorophyta) inferred from chloroplast tufA gene. Journal of Phycology 38: 1040-1050.

Schneider, C.W. & Lane, C.E. (2007). Notes on the marine algae of the Bermudas. 8. Further additions to the flora, including Griffithsia aestivana sp. nov. (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta) and an update on the alien Cystoseira compressa (Sargassaceae, Heterokontophyta). Botanica Marina 50: 128-140.

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.

Verlaque, M., Durand, C., Huisman, J.M., Boudouresque, C-F., & Le Parco, Y. (2003). On the identity and origin of the Mediterranean invasive Caulerpa racemosa (Caulerpales, Chlorophyta). European Journal of Phycology 38: 325-339.

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