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Alaria fragilis De A.Saunders

Publication details
Alaria fragilis De A.Saunders 1901: 424, pl. LIV

Published in: Saunders, De A. (1901). Papers from the Harriman Alaska Expedition XXV. The algae. Proceedings of the Washington Academy of Sciences 3: 391-486, 19 pls.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Alaria is Alaria esculenta (Linnaeus) Greville.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), fragile (Stearn 1973).

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

Nomenclatural notes
Although widely regarded as a later name for Alaria tenuifolia Setchell, this name was actually published first as Setchell did not validate the name Alaria tenuifolia in Phycotheca Boreali America referring to it as a provisional name (Gayle Hansen, pers. comm.). - (2 Feb 2008) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Lane, C.E., Lindstrom, S.C. & Saunders, G.W. (2007). A molecular assessment of northeast Pacific Alaria species (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae) with reference to the utility of DNA barcoding . Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 44: 634-648.

Key references
Widdowson, T.B. (1971). A taxonomic revision of the genus Alaria Greville. Syesis 4: 11-49.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 August 2019.

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