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Laminaria scissa Suhr 1841

Publication details
Laminaria scissa Suhr 1841: 7, table 1, fig. 2A

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

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Lessonia spicata (Suhr) Santelices

Type information
Type locality: Valparaiso, central Chile (González et al. 2012: 1159). Type: LD (Herbarium Agardh) 2155, 2156, 2157 (González et al. 2012: 1160).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Suhr 1841: 279, pl.I: fig. 2; Suhr 1848: 151 (in syn. Lessonia nigrescens) (INA). - (6 Dec 2012) - Wendy Guiry

Taxonomic notes
According to González et al. (2012: 1160), this should not be considered a synonym of Lessonia nigrescens. They note that Suhr noticed that L. scissa was similar to Lessonia nigrescens but he recognized differences in reproductive structures between the two species. - (6 Dec 2012) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
González, A., Beltrán, J., Hiriart-Bertrand, L., Flores, V., de Reviers, B., Correa, J.A. & Santelices, B. (2012). Identification of cryptic species in the Lessonia nigrescens complex (Phaeophyceae, Laminariales). Journal of Phycology 48(5): 1153-1165.

Key references
Asensi, A. & de Reviers, B. (2009). Illustrated catalogue of types of species historically assigned to Lessonia (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae) preserved at PC, including a taxonomic study of three South-American species with a description of L. searlesiana sp. nov. and a new lectotypification of L. flavicans. Cryptogamie, Algologie 30(3): 209-249.

Searles, R.B. (1978). The genus Lessonia Bory (Phaeophyta, Laminariales) in southern Chile and Argentina. British Phycological Journal 13(4): 361-381.

Silva, P.C. (1996-to date). Index Nominum Algarum, University Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/INA.html. Updated continuously. ..

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