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Caulerpa racemosa f. laxa (Greville) Weber Bosse

Publication details
Caulerpa racemosa f. laxa (Greville) Weber Bosse 1898: 367, pl. XXXIII [33]: fig. 22

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 of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Caulerpa laxa Greville

Type information
Type locality: In sea of eastern Indian peninsula, leg. Dr. Wight (Greville 1853: 3).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), with flowers borne in racemes.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Caulerpa laxa Greville 1853
Caulerpa cylindracea var. laxa (Greville) J.Agardh 1873
Caulerpa laetevirens f. laxa (Greville) Svedelius 1906

Taxonomic notes
According to Silva et al. (1996) this taxon apparently lies within the circumspection of Caulerpa peltata but has not yet been transferred or reduced to synonymy.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Verlaque, M., Durand, C., Huisman, J.M., Boudouresque, C-F., & Le Parco, Y. (2003). On the identity and origin of the Mediterranean invasive Caulerpa racemosa (Caulerpales, Chlorophyta). European Journal of Phycology 38: 325-339.

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M.D. 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 11 December 2019.

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