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Caulerpa floridana W.R.Taylor

Publication details
Caulerpa floridana W.R.Taylor 1960: 143, 144, 630, 684, 685, 698, 699; pl. 11: figs 5, 6; pl. 18: fig. 10

Published in: Taylor, W.R. (1960). Marine algae of the eastern tropical and subtropical coasts of the Americas. pp. [i]-xi, 1-870, 14 figs, 80 pls. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Caulerpa is Caulerpa prolifera (Forsskål) J.V.Lamouroux.

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

Origin of species name
(Latin), of or from the state of Florida (Dawes & Mathieson 2008).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: White Shoal, I. Dry Tortugas, Florida (Taylor 1960: 630). Not specified: W. R. Taylor; 17 July 1924; MICH Taylor 361 (Taylor 1960: 630). Notes: Taylor (1960: 630) notes that the type material was collected at a depth of ca. 21 metres and that there is an isotype located at "herbario Horti Botanici Neo-Eboracensis".

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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.

Sauvage, T., Wynne, M.J., Paul, V.J. & Fredericq, S. (2014). Morphological and molecular clarification of the enigmatic Caulerpa floridana W.R. Taylor (Chlorophyta, Bryopsidales) from the Dry Tortugas, Florida. European Journal of Phycology 49(3): 370-383.

Suárez, A.M., Martínez-Daranas, B. & Alfonso, Y. (2015). Macroalgas marinas de Cuba. pp. [1]-264, 229 figs. La Habana [Havana]: UH [Universidad de La Habana] Editorial.

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References
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Sauvage, T., Wynne, M.J., Paul, V.J. & Fredericq, S. (2014). Morphological and molecular clarification of the enigmatic Caulerpa floridana W.R. Taylor (Chlorophyta, Bryopsidales) from the Dry Tortugas, Florida. European Journal of Phycology 49(3): 370-383.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 11 December 2019.

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