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Laurencia majuscula (Harvey) A.H.S.Lucas

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Rhodomelaceae
Tribe Laurencieae
Genus Laurencia

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Laurencia majuscula (Harvey) A.H.S.Lucas
Palau Islands, West Pacific. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Laurencia majuscula (Harvey) A.H.S.Lucas
Palau Islands, West Pacific. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Laurencia majuscula (Harvey) A.H.S.Lucas
Palau Islands, West Pacific. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Laurencia majuscula (Harvey) A.H.S.Lucas
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 1 m deep. 02 Dec 2004. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Laurencia majuscula (Harvey) A.H.S.Lucas
Hawaii; scale is 5 mm. 01 Jul 2011. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Laurencia majuscula (Harvey) A.H.S.Lucas
Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

 

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Laurencia majuscula (Harvey) A.H.S.Lucas Palau Islands, West Pacific
© Palau International Coral Reef Center

Publication details
Laurencia majuscula (Harvey) A.H.S.Lucas 1935: 223

Published in: Lucas, A.H.S. (1935). The marine algae of Lord Howe Island. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 60: 194-232, 7 figs, Plates V-IX.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Laurencia is Laurencia obtusa (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Laurencia dendroidea J.Agardh

Basionym
Laurencia obtusa var. majuscula Harvey

Type information
Type locality: Rottnest Island, Western Australia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 513). Lectotype: Herb. Harvey, TCD Alg. Aust. Exsicc. 236a (Womersley 2003: 457). Notes: This type locality was first recorded by Saito & Womersley (1974: 820).

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

Taxonomic notes
Phylogenetic analyses revealed that the taxa previously identified and cited in Brazil as Laurencia filiformis, L. majuscula and L. obtusa and in the Canary Islands as L. majuscula all represent the same taxonomic entity, i.e., L. dendroidea (Cassano et al. 2012). - (30 Mar 2012) - Wendy Guiry

Distributional notes
According to Huisman (2000) this species is Australia-wide and is widespread in Pacific and Indian Oceans. Womersley (2003) notes that this species is widespread around Australia, usually in sheltered situations

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Rottnest Island, Western Australia (Womersley 2003: 457). Lectotype: Herb. Harvey, TCD (Alg. Aust. Exsicc. 236a) (Womersley 2003: 457). Notes: Isotype: MEL 1006997 (Cassano et al. 2012: 79).

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Source of current name
Metti, Y., Millar, A.J.K., Cassano, V., Fujii, M.T. (2013). Australian Laurencia majuscula (Rhodophyta, Rhodomelaceae) and the Brazilian Laurencia dendroidea are conspecific. Phycological Research 68: 98-104.

Key references
Abbott, I.A., Fisher, J. & McDermid, K.J. (2002). Newly reported and revised marine algae from the vicinity of Nha Trang, Vietnam. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species. Vol. VIII. (Abbott, I.A. & Mcdermid, K.J. Eds) Vol. 8, pp. 291-321. Oceanographic Institute, Nha Trang, Vietnam: California Sea Grant College.

Bleckwenn, A., Gil-Rodriguez, M.C, Medina, M., & Schnetter, R. (2003). Possible significance of different DNA content ranges of gametophytic and tetrasporophytic nuclei in two species of Laurencia (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta). European Journal of Phycology 38: 307-314.

Cassano, V., Metti, Y., Millar, A.J.K., Gil-Rodriguez, M.C., Senties, A., Diaz-Larrea, J., Oliveira, M.C. & Fujii, M.T. (2012). Redefining the taxonomic status of Laurencia dendroidea (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta) from Brazil and the Canary Islands. European Journal of Phycology 47(1): 67-81.

Huisman, J.M., Abbott, I.A., Smith, C.M. (2007). Hawaiian reef plants. pp. [1]-264, numerous colour photographs. Honolulu: A publication of the University of Hawai'i Sea Grant College Program.

Machín-Sánchez, M., Gil-Rodríguez, M. & Haroun, R. (2018). Phylogeography of the red algal Laurencia complex in the Macaronesia region and nearby coastal areas: recent Advances and future perspectives. Diversity 10: 1-21, 2 figs.

Masuda, M., Kogame, K., Arisawa, S. & Suzuki, M. (1998). Morphology and halogenated secondary metabolites of three Gran Canarian species of Laurencia (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta). Botanica Marina 41(3): 265-277, 33 figs.

McDermid, K.J. (1988). Laurencia from the Hawaiian Islands: key, annotated list and distribution of the species. In: Taxonomy of economic seaweeds with reference to some Pacific and Caribbean species. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.2, pp. 231-247. California Sea Grant College Program.

Nam, K.W. (2011). Algal flora of Korea. Volume 4, Number 3. Rhodophyta: Florideophyceae, Ceramiales: Rhodomelaceae: Laurencia, Chondrophycus, Palisada, Chondria. Marine red algae. pp. [1-6], 1-198, figs 1-141. Incheon: National Institute of Biological Resources.

Rodríguez-Prieto, C., Ballesteros, E., Boisset, F. & Afonso-Carrillo, J. (2013). Guía de las macroalgas y fanerógamas marinas del Mediterráneo occidental. pp. [1]-656. Barcelona: Ediciones Omega, S.A..

Serio, D., Petrocelli, A., Cormaci, M., Cecere, E. & Furnari, G. (2008). First record of Osmundea oederi (Gunnerus) G. Furnari comb. nov. (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta) from the Mediterranean Sea. Cryptogamie, Algologie 29: 119-127.

Womersley, H.B.S. (2003). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIID Ceramiales - Delesseriaceae, Sarcomeniaceae, Rhodomelaceae. pp. [1]-533. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & State Herbarium of South Australia.

Wynne, M.J., Serio, D., Cormaci, M. & Furnari, G. (2005). The species of Chondrophycus and Laurencia (Rhodomelaceae, Ceramiales) occurring in Dhofar, the Sultanate of Oman. Phycologia 44: 497-509.

Xia Bangmei [Xia, B.-M.] (2011). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum Tomus II Rhodophyta No. VII Ceramiales Rhodomelaceae. pp. [i]-xxi, 1-212, pls I-XIII. Beijing: Science Press.

Zhang J.F. & Xia, B.M. (1988). Laurencia from China: key list and distribution of the species. In: Taxonomy of economic seaweeds with reference to some Pacific and Caribbean species. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.2, pp. 249-252. California Sea Grant College Program.

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Masuda, M., Ito, T., Matsuo, Y. & Suzuki, M. (1997). Sesquiterpenoids of Laurencia majuscula (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta) from the Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Phycological Research 45: 59-64.
Metti, Y. (2017). Laurencia majuscula var. elegans (Rhodophyta, Rhodomelaceae) is reinstated to specific rank as L. elegans. Phycological Research 65: 127–135, 6 figs.
Metti, Y., Millar, A.J.K., Cassano, V., Fujii, M.T. (2013). Australian Laurencia majuscula (Rhodophyta, Rhodomelaceae) and the Brazilian Laurencia dendroidea are conspecific. Phycological Research 68: 98-104.
Serio, D., Cormaci, M. & Furnari, G. (2000). Laurencia majuscula (Harvey) Lucas (Rhodophyta, Rhodomelaceae): a little known, but probably widely distributed species in the Mediterranean Sea. Biologia Marina Mediterranea 7(1): 737-740.

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