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Nereocystis luetkeana (K.Mertens) Postels & Ruprecht

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Fucophycidae
Order Laminariales
Family Laminariaceae
Genus Nereocystis

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Nereocystis luetkeana (K.Mertens) Postels & Ruprecht
Nereocystis leutkeana wrack (three individuals whod grown on a stalked tunicate) on Bradys Beach, Bamfield, B.C.. 24 Oct 2014. Bridgette Clarkston. © 2014 Bridgette Clarkston.

Nereocystis luetkeana (K.Mertens) Postels & Ruprecht
Nereocystis leutkeana wrack (three individuals whod grown on a stalked tunicate) on Bradys Beach, Bamfield, B.C.. 24 Oct 2014. Bridgette Clarkston. © 2014 Bridgette Clarkston.

Nereocystis luetkeana (K.Mertens) Postels & Ruprecht
Nereocystis leutkeana wrack (three individuals whod grown on a stalked tunicate) on Bradys Beach, Bamfield, B.C.. 24 Oct 2014. Bridgette Clarkston. © 2014 Bridgette Clarkston.

Nereocystis luetkeana (K.Mertens) Postels & Ruprecht
Close up of transition between pneumatocyst and blade on Nereocystis leutkeana. Bamfield, B.C.. 24 Oct 2014. Bridgette Clarkston. © 2014 Bridgette Clarkston.

Nereocystis luetkeana (K.Mertens) Postels & Ruprecht
Nereocystis leutkeana wrack washed ashore at high tide on Bradys Beach, Bamfield, B.C.. 24 Oct 2014. Bridgette Clarkston. © 2014 Bridgette Clarkston.

Nereocystis luetkeana (K.Mertens) Postels & Ruprecht
Northern California. 08 Mar 2011. Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org). © Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org).

Nereocystis luetkeana (K.Mertens) Postels & Ruprecht
Northern California. 08 Mar 2011. Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org). © Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org).

Nereocystis luetkeana (K.Mertens) Postels & Ruprecht
Northern California. 08 Mar 2011. Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org). © Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org).

Nereocystis luetkeana (K.Mertens) Postels & Ruprecht
Northern California. 08 Mar 2011. Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org). © Wendell Wood (ww@oregonwild.org).

Nereocystis luetkeana (K.Mertens) Postels & Ruprecht
From Postels & Ruprecht, Illustrationes algarum, showing naval cadets collecting seaweeds in North America. Nereocystis is on lower right. 26 Mar 2009. © Out of copyright.

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Nereocystis luetkeana (K.Mertens) Postels & Ruprecht Otter Crest, Oregon, USA; drift plant about 6 m long.
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Nereocystis luetkeana (K.Mertens) Postels & Ruprecht 1840: 9, pls VIII, IX

Published in: Postels, A. & Ruprecht, F. (1840). Illustrationes algarum in itinere circum orbem jussu imperatoris Nicolai I. Atque auspiciis navarchi Friderici Lütke annis 1826, 1827, 1828 et 1829 celoce Seniavin exsecuto in Oceano pacifico, inprimis septemtrionale ad littora rossica asiatico-americana collectarum. pp. [i-vi ], [i]- iv, 1-28 [1-2, index], [Latin:] [-iv], [1]-22, [1-2, index], 40 pls. Petropoli [St. Petersburg]: Typis Eduardi Pratz.

Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Nereocystis.

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

Basionym
Fucus luetkeanus K.Mertens

Type information
Type locality: Norfolksund [Sitka, Alaska]

Eponomy
Named for Fjodor Petrowitsch Lütke, Russian naval officer and commander of the corvette Seniavin during the Russian expedition of 1826-1829 to North America..

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Fucus luetkeanus K.Mertens 1829

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Ulva priapus S.G.Gmelin 1768
Nereocystis priapus (S.G.Gmelin) De A.Saunders 1904

Habitat notes
low and mid intertdial; tide pool; epilithic (Augyte & Shaughnessy, 2014). - (3 Dec 2014) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Nereocystis luetkeana (K.Mertens) Postels & Ruprecht)
English: Ribbon Kelp, Giant Kelp, Bull Whip Kelp, Bull Kelp, Sea Whip, Horsetail Kelp, Bladder Kelp, Sea Otter's Cabbage (Madlener 1977), Serpent kelp (Rhoads & Zunic 1978), Giant bull kelp (Arasaki & Arasaki 1983), Bullwhip kelp (McConnaughey 1985).

Common names used in commerce, often for edible algae
seatron; bull kelp {Eng}; bull-whip kelp {Eng}; "kelp, bladder"; "kelp, bull"; "kelp, bull-whip"

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Key references
Braune, W. (2008). Meeresalgen. Ein Farbbildführer zu den verbreiteten benthischen Grün- Braun- und Rotalgen der Weltmeere. pp. [1]-596, pls 1-266 (colour photographs). Ruggell: A.R.G. Gantner Verlag.

Druehl, L.D., Collins, J.D., Lane, C.E. & Saunders, G.W. (2005). An evaluation of methods used to assess intergeneric hybridization in kelp using Pacific Laminariales (Phaeophyceae). Journal of Phycology 41: 250-262.

Klochkova, N.G., Korolyova, T.N. & Kusidi, A.E. (2009). [Atlas of algae-macrophytes Kamchatka waters. Vol 1. Green algae and brown algae]. pp. 1-216. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky: KamchatNIRO Press. [in Russian]

Lane, C.E. & Saunders, G.W. (2005). Molecular investigation reveals epi/endophytic extrageneric kelp (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae) gametophytes colonizing Lessoniopsis littoralis thalli. Botanica Marina 48: 426-436.

Lane, C.E., Mayes, C., Druehl, L.D. & Saunders, G.W. (2006). A multi-gene molecular investigation of the kelp (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae) supports substantial taxonomic re-organization. Journal of Phycology 42: 493-512.

Lindeberg, M.R. & Lindstrom, S.C. (2010). Field guide to the seaweeds of Alaska. pp. [i-]iii-iv, 1-188, numerous col. photographs. Fairbanks: Alaska Sea Grant College Program.

Smith, G.M. (1944). Marine algae of the Monterey Peninsula. pp. i-ix, 1-622, 98 pls. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Created: 13 April 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 23 December 2011 by M.D. Guiry

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

Albright, L.J., Chocair, J., Masuda, K. & Valdés, M. (1980). In situ degradation of the kelps Macrocystis integrifolia and Nereocystis luetkeana in British Columbia coastal waters. Nat. Canad. 107: 3-10.
Englar, J. R., Whyte, J. N. C. & Kung, M. (1979). Effects of drying on the alginate component of Nereocystis luetkeana and Macrocystis integrifolia (Phaeophyceae). Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 9: 319-327.
Fallis, A.L. (1915). Growth of the fronds of Nereocystis luetkeana. Pug. Sound Mar. Sta. Publs. 1: 1-8.
Foreman, R.E. (1976). Physiological aspects of the carbon monoxide production by the brown alga Nereocystis luetkeana. Canadian Journal of Botany 54: 352-360.
Kain (Jones), J.M. (1987). Patterns of relative growth in Nereocystis luetkeana (Phaeophyta). Journal of Phycology 23: 181-187.
Kain (Jones), J.M., Norton, T.A. & Montegut, A.E. (1987). Growth of blades of Nereocystis luetkeana (Phaeophyta) in darkness. Journal of Phycology 23: 464-469.
Kawashima, S. (1986). Drifting records of alien species of the Laminariales (1). Nereocystis luetkeana (Mertens) Postels et Ruprecht. Japanese Journal of Phycology 34: 230-231.
Kemp, L. & Cole, K. (1961). Chromosomal alternation of generations in Nereocystis luetkeana (Mertens) Postels and Ruprecht. Canadian Journal of Botany 39: 1711-1724.
Liggan, L.M. & Martone, P.T. (2018). Under pressure: biomechanical limitations of developing pneumatocysts in the bull kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana Phaeophyceae). Journal of Phycology 54(5): 608-615.
Markham, J.W. (1969). Vertical distribution of epiphytes on the stipe of Nereocystis luetkeana (Mertens) Postels and Ruprecht. Syesis 2: 227-240.
Maxell, B.A. & Miller, K.A. (1996). Demographic studies of the annual kelps Nereocystis luetkeana and Costaria costata (Laminariales, Phaeophyta) in Puget Sound, Washington. Botanica Marina 39: 479-489.
Miller, K.A. & Estes, J.A. (1989). Western range extension for Nereocystis luetkeana in the North Pacific Ocean. Botanica Marina 32: 535-538.
Miller, K.A. & Pearse, J.S. (1989). Western range extension for Nereocystis luetkeana in the North Pacific Ocean. Botanica Marina 31: 35-48.
Oliveira, L., Walker, D.C. & Bisalputra, T. (1980). Ultrastructural, cytochemical, and enzymatic studies on the adhesive "plaques" of the brown algae Laminaria saccharina (L.) Lamour. and Nereocystis luetkeana (Nert.) Post. et Rupr.. Protoplasma 104: 1-15.
Rosell, K.-G. & Srivastava, L.M. (1984). Seasonal variation in the chemical constituents of the brown algae Macrocystis integrifolia and Nereocystis luetkeana. Canadian Journal of Botany 62: 2229-2236.
Rosell, K.-G. & Srivastava, L.M. (1985). Seasonal variations in total nitrogen, carbon and amino acids in Macrocystis integrifolia and Nereocystis luetkeana (Phaeophyta). Journal of Phycology 21: 304-309, 4 figs, 4 tables.
Sheldon, S.M. (1915). Notes on the growth of the stipe of Nereocystis luetkeana. Puget Sound Marine Biological Station Publication 1: 15-18.
Vadas, R.L. (1972). Ecological implications of culture studies on Nereocystis luetkeana. Journal of Phycology 8: 196-203.
Walker, D.C. & Bisalputra, T. (1977). A re-examination of the mucilage duct system of Nereocystis luetkeana (Mertens) Postels and Ruprecht, (Phaeophyta). Protoplasma 93: 109-126.
Wheeler, W.N., Smith, R.G. & Srivastava, L.M. (1984). Seasonal photosynthetic performance of Nereocystis luetkeana. Canadian Journal of Botany 62: 664-670.
Whyte, J. N. C., Englar, J. R. & Nishihama, T. (1981). Chemical constituents of Nereocystis luetkeana. Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 8: 644-649.
Yabu, H. (1970). Cytology in two species of Porphyra from the stipes of Nereocystis luetkeana (Mert.) Post. et Rupr.. Bulletin of the Faculty of Fisheries Hokkaido University 20: 243-251.

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