Laminaria maxima (Gunnerus) Kjellman 1877

Publication Details
Laminaria maxima (Gunnerus) Kjellman 1877: 25

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 Saccharina latissima (Linnaeus) C.E.Lane, C.Mayes, Druehl & G.W.Saunders.

Ulva maxima Gunnerus

Type Information
Type locality: Norway; (Gunnerus 1776: 127) Epitype: M. Foslie; Norway, Nordland, Roberg 1884; TRH; (Jørgensen 2012) Notes: "Lectotype (designated here): [icon in] Gunnerus, Fl. Norveg. 2: t. 7, f. 5. 1776 – Epitype (designated here): Norway, Nordland, Roberg, 1884, M. Foslie (TRH). The epitype is a young specimen of Laminaria saccharina (L.) Lamour. according to Foslie (1885)."

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), largest.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 06 July 2000 by Fabio Rindi.

Last updated: 23 September 2004

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 23 September 2004. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 13 August 2022

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