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Laurencia forsteri (Mertens ex Turner) Greville 1830

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 forsteri (Mertens ex Turner) Greville
Cape Peron, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Laurencia forsteri (Mertens ex Turner) Greville
Shoalwater Bay, south of Perth, Western Australia; on seagrass leaves. 04 Aug 2016. John Huisman. © John Huisman (J.Huisman@murdoch.edu.au).


Enteromorpha marchantae Setchell & N.L.Gardner

Laurencia forsteri (Mertens ex Turner) Greville Shoalwater Bay, south of Perth, Western Australia; on seagrass leaves
© John Huisman (J.Huisman@murdoch.edu.au)

Publication details
Laurencia forsteri (Mertens ex Turner) Greville 1830: lii

Published in: Greville, R.K. (1830). Algae britannicae, or descriptions of the marine and other inarticulated plants of the British islands, belonging to the order Algae; with plates illustrative of the genera. pp. [i*-iii*], [i]-lxxxviii, [1]-218, pl. 1-19. Edinburgh & London: McLachlan & Stewart; Baldwin & Cradock.
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Publication date: Feb.-March 1830

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Laurencia is Laurencia obtusa (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux.

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

Fucus forsteri Mertens ex Turner

Type information
Type locality: "New Zealand. Sir C. P. Thunberg.—Coast of New Holland, parasitical upon other Fuci. Mr. Menzies." (Turner 1808-1809: 16). Lectotype: Mr Menzies; BM (Womersley 2003: 462). Notes: Lectotype selected by Saito & Womersley (1974: 824).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Fucus forsteri Mertens ex Turner 1809
Chondria forsteri (Mertens ex Turner) C.Agardh 1823

General environment
This is a marine species.

Confined largely to the leaves of Posidonia (occasionally Amphibolis) in conditions of moderate water movement (Womersley 2003: 462).

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Key references
Huisman, J.M. (2019). Marine plants of Australia Revised edition. pp. [i]-xviii, [1]-435, numerous col. figs. Crawley Western Australia: UWA Publishing.

Saito, Y. & Womersley, H.B.S. (1974). The southern Australian species of Laurencia (Ceramiales: Rhodophyta). Australian Journal of Botany 22: 815-874, 27 figs.

Womersley, H.B.S. (2003). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIID Ceramiales - Delesseriaceae, Sarcomeniaceae, Rhodomelaceae. pp. [1]-533, 226 figs, 2 pls. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & State Herbarium of South Australia.

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