Macrocystis laevis C.H.
Macrocystis laevis C.H.Hay 1986
Published in: Hay, C.H. (1986). A new species of Macrocystis (C. Ag.) (Phaeophyta) from Marion Island, southern Indian Ocean. Phycologia 25(2): 241-252.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Macrocystis pyrifera (Linnaeus) C.Agardh
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), smooth, free from uneveness, hairs or roughness (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Transvaal Cove, Marion Island, southern Indian Ocean (46º52'30"S; 37º52'03"E) (Hay 1986: 246). Holotype: sublittoral, rocky substrata on open coast. BOL 32323 a-d (Hay 1986: 246, fig 1-4). Notes: Isotype: WELT AI6905 a-h (figs 5, 6).
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Macrocystis laevis C.H.Hay)
Indian Ocean Islands: Marion Island (Hay 1986).
Source of current name
Demes, K.W, Graham, M.H. & Suskiewicz, T.S. (2009). Phenotypic plasticity reconciles incongruous molecular and morphological taxonomies: the giant kelp, Macrocystis (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae), is a monospecific genus (note). Journal of Phycology 45(6): 1266-1269.
Macaya, E.C. & Zuccarello, G.C. (2010). DNA barcoding and genetic divergence in the giant kelp Macrocystis (Laminariales). Journal of Phycology 46(4): 736-742.
Created: 26 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 29 September 2014 by Wendy Guiry
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Aguilar-Rosas, L.E., Aguilar-Rosas, R., Marcos-Ramirez, R., Caceres-Rubio, C.F. & McPeak, R.H. (2003). New record of Macrocystis laevis Hay (Laminariales, Phaeophyta) on the Pacific coast of Chile. Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 17: 337-340.
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 14 November 2018.