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Laurencia obtusa var. majuscula Harvey

Classification:
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 obtusa var. majuscula Harvey
Palau Islands, West Pacific. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Laurencia obtusa var. majuscula Harvey
Palau Islands, West Pacific. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Laurencia obtusa var. majuscula Harvey
Palau Islands, West Pacific. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Laurencia obtusa var. majuscula Harvey
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 1 m deep. 02 Dec 2004. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Laurencia obtusa var. majuscula Harvey
Hawaii; scale is 5 mm. 01 Jul 2011. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Laurencia obtusa var. majuscula Harvey
Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

 

Phymatolithon investiens f. torosum (Foslie) Foslie

Laurencia majuscula (Harvey) A.H.S.Lucas Palau Islands, West Pacific
© Palau International Coral Reef Center

Publication details
Laurencia obtusa var. majuscula Harvey 1863: xxvi

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1863). Phycologia australica: or, a history of Australian seaweeds; comprising coloured figures and descriptions of the more characteristic marine algae of New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, and Western Australia, and a synopsis of all known Australian algae. Vol. 5. pp. [i]-x, v-lxxiii (Synoptic catalogue), Plates CCXLI-CCC (with text). London: Lovell Reeve.
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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 Laurencia dendroidea J.Agardh

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

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Rottnest Island, Western Australia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 513). Lectotype: Herb. Harvey, TCD Alg. Aust. Exsicc. 236a (Womersley 2003: 457). Notes: This type locality was first recorded by Saito & Womersley (1974: 820).

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Source of current name
Metti, Y., Millar, A.J.K., Cassano, V., Fujii, M.T. (2013). Australian Laurencia majuscula (Rhodophyta, Rhodomelaceae) and the Brazilian Laurencia dendroidea are conspecific. Phycological Research 68: 98-104.

Key references
Lucas, A.H.S. (1935). The marine algae of Lord Howe Island. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 60: 194-232, 7 figs, Plates V-IX.

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

Wynne, M.J., Serio, D., Cormaci, M. & Furnari, G. (2005). The species of Chondrophycus and Laurencia (Rhodomelaceae, Ceramiales) occurring in Dhofar, the Sultanate of Oman. Phycologia 44: 497-509.

Yoshida, T. (1998). Marine algae of Japan. pp. [1-2], 1-25, 1-1222. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]

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