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Caulerpa racemosa var. chemnitzia (Esper) Weber-Van Bosse 1898

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Ulvophyceae
Order Bryopsidales
Family Caulerpaceae
Genus Caulerpa


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Caulerpa racemosa var. chemnitzia (Esper) Weber-Van Bosse
Long Reef, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Caulerpa racemosa var. chemnitzia (Esper) Weber-Van Bosse
Lizard Island, Queensland. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Caulerpa racemosa var. chemnitzia (Esper) Weber-Van Bosse
Crystal Bay, Nusa Penida, Indonesia. 18 Jul 2011. Fernando Boisset. © Fernando Boisset.

Caulerpa racemosa var. chemnitzia (Esper) Weber-Van Bosse
Crystal Bay, Nusa Penida, Indonesia. 18 Jul 2011. Fernando Boisset. © Fernando Boisset.


Dasya kraftii Parsons & Womersley

Caulerpa chemnitzia (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux Crystal Bay, Nusa Penida, Indonesia
© Fernando Boisset

Publication details
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 [20]-XXXIV [34].
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Caulerpa is Caulerpa prolifera (Forsskål) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Caulerpa chemnitzia (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux

Fucus chemnitzia Esper

Type information
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.

Nomenclatural notes
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

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
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, [1]-591, [592], 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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Wendy Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 12 August 2020.

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