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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.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Created: 06 July 2000 by Fabio Rindi

Verified by: 23 September 2004 by M.D. Guiry

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

Papenfuss, G.F. (1942). Studies of South African Phaeophyceae. I. Ecklonia maxima, Laminaria pallida, Macrocystis pyrifera. American Journal of Botany 29: 15-24.
Tugwell, S. & Branch, G.M. (1989). Differential polyphenolic distribution among tissues in the kelps Ecklonia maxima, Laminaria pallida and Macrocystis angustifolia in relation to plant-defense theory. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 129: 219-230.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 24 September 2021.

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