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Laurencia gemmifera Harvey 1853

Publication details
Laurencia gemmifera Harvey 1853: 73, pl. XVIII B

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1853). Nereis boreali-americana; or, contributions towards a history of the marine algae of the atlantic and pacific coasts of North America. Part II. Rhodospermeae. Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge 5(5): [i-ii], [1]-258, pls XIII-XXXVI.
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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 Yuzurua poiteaui var. gemmifera (Harvey) M.J.Wynne

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Key West, Florida, U.S.A. (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 520). Type: Harvey; Blodgett; Tuomey; (Index Nominum Algarum

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Laurencia gemmifera Harvey)
Atlantic Islands: Bermuda (Taylor 1960).

North America: Florida (FL) (Taylor 1960), Mexico (Taylor 1960), Mexico (Atlantic) (Taylor 1972), North Carolina (NC) (Taylor 1960), Texas (TX) (Taylor 1960).

Central America: Belize (Littler & Littler 1997), Panama (Taylor 1960).

Caribbean Islands: Bahamas (Taylor 1960), Barbados (Taylor 1960), Caicos Islands (Taylor 1960), Caribbean (Littler & Littler 2000), Cuba (Taylor 1960), Hispaniola (Taylor 1960), Jamaica (Taylor 1960), Lesser Antilles (Taylor 1960, Taylor 1969), Puerto Rico (Taylor 1960), St. Eustatius (van der Loos & Prud'homme van Reine 2015, van der Loos & al. 2017), Trinidad (Taylor 1960, Richardson 1975), Virgin Islands (Taylor 1960).

South America: Brazil (Taylor 1960), Colombia (Taylor 1960, Schnetter 1969), Venezuela (Ganesan 1990).

Source of current name
Sentíes, A. & Díaz-Larrea, J. (2008). Proposals for Palisada poiteaui var. gemmifera comb. nov. and Palisada corallopsis comb. nov. (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta). Botanica Marina 51: 69-70.

Key references
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.

Diaz-Larrea, J., Senties, A., Fujii, M.T., Pedroche, F.F. & Oliveira, M.C. (2007). Molecular evidence for Chondrophycus poiteaui var. gemmiferus comb. et stat. nov. (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta) from the Mexican Carribean Sea: implications for the taxonomy of the Laurencia complex. Botanica Marina 50(4): 250-256.

Garbary, D.J. & Harper, J.T. (1998). A phylogenetic analysis of the Laurencia complex (Rhodomelaceae) of the red algae. Cryptogamie, Algologie 19: 185-200.

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.

Created: 26 June 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 21 January 2016 by Wendy 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.)

Fujii, M.T., Collado-Vides, L. & Cordeiro-Marino, M. (1996). Morphological studies of Laurencia gemmifera and Laurencia poiteaui (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta) from the Nichupté Lagoon system, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Botanica Marina 39: 317-326.

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Wendy Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 30 October 2020.

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