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Laurencia scoparia J.Agardh

Publication details
Laurencia scoparia J.Agardh 1852: 746-747

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1852). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen secundum: algas florideas complectens. Part 3, fasc. 1. pp. 701-786. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.
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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), in the form of a broom; fastigiate (Stearn 1973).

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

Taxonomic notes
According to Fujii et al. (2006: 439), the rbcL sequences from L. scoparia, L. arbuscula and L. filiformis suggest that these taxa encompass a single morphologically diverse species in Brazil. - (14 Sep 2006) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Syntype localities: La Guaira, Venezuela; Brazil (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 509).

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Source of current name
Cassano, V., Metti, Y., Millar, A.J.K., Gil-Rodriguez, M.C., Senties, A., Diaz-Larrea, J., Oliveira, M.C. & Fujii, M.T. (2012). Redefining the taxonomic status of Laurencia dendroidea (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta) from Brazil and the Canary Islands. European Journal of Phycology 47(1): 67-81.

Key references
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.

Created: 15 February 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 30 March 2012 by Wendy Guiry

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Davyt, D., Fernandez, R., Suescun, L., Mombru, A.W., Saldana, J., Dominguez, L., Coll, J., Fujii, M.T. & Manta, E. (2001). New sesquiterpene derivatives from the red alga Laurencia scoparia. Isolation, structure determination, and anthelmintic activity.. J. Nat. Prod. 64: 1552-1555.
Rodrígyez de Ríos, N. & Saito, Y. (1985). Laurencia scoparia J. Agardh, nuevo sinónimo de Laurencia filiformis (C. Agardh) Montagne (Rhodophyta, Ceramiales). Ernstia 32: 19-28, Figs. 8-12.

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Wendy Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 16 September 2019.

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