Caulerpa racemosa var. chemnitzia ( ) Weber-Van 1898
Caulerpa chemnitzia (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux Crystal Bay, Nusa Penida, Indonesia
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Caulerpa racemosa var. chemnitzia (Esper) Weber-Van Bosse 1898: 376, pl. XXXI: figs 5-7
Published in: Weber-van Bosse, A. (1898). Monographie des Caulerpes. Annales du Jardin Botanique de Buitenzorg 15: 243-401, pls XX -XXXIV .
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Caulerpa chemnitzia (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux
Fucus chemnitzia Esper
Type locality: Malabar Coast, India (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 838). Holotype: ER 25805 (Belton et al. 2014: 48, fig. 8E). Notes: Isotypes: 690468 in MEL and 937.336-82 in L.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), with flowers borne in racemes.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Eubank (1946) proposed treating Caulerpa racemosa var. chemnitzia as a taxonomic synonym of C. racemosa var. turbinata (J.Agardh) Eubank, and that treatment has been followed by later workers. J.Agardh's var. turbinata dates to 1837. Within Fucus chemnitzia Esper, Turner (Fuci, vol. IV, 1819: 8) recognized ß [= var.] peltata (J.V. Lamouroux) Turner. By Turner's recognition of var. peltata, he automatically created Fucus chemnitzia Esper var. chemnitzia (Turner, 1819), and therefore var. chemnitzia has priority over var. turbinata J. Agardh (1837). Submitted by M.J Wynne (28 Feb. 2012). - (28 Feb 2012) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Belton, G.S., Prud'homme van Reine, W.F., Huisman, J.M., Draisma, S.G.A. & Gurgel, C.F.D. (2014). Resolving phenotypic plasticity and species designation in the morphology challenging Caulerpa racemosa-peltata complex (Caulerpaceae, Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 50(1): 32-54.
Dawes, C.J. & Mathieson, A.C. (2008). The seaweeds of Florida. pp. [i]- viii, -591, , pls I-LI. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.
Eubank, L.L. (1946). Hawaiian representatives of the genus Caulerpa. University of California Publications in Botany 18: 409-431, 2 figs, pl. 22.
Skelton, P.A. & South, G.R. (2004). New records and notes on marine benthic algae of American Samoa - Chlorophyta & Phaeophyta. Cryptogamie Algologie 25: 291-312.
Created: 15 February 1999 by M.D. Guiry
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