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Laminaria pallida Greville

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Fucophycidae
Order Laminariales
Family Laminariaceae
Genus Laminaria


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Laminaria pallida Greville
Kommetjie, Cape Peninsula, Western Cape; plants in lower-shore pools. 06 Oct 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Laminaria pallida Greville
South Africa; young plants on drainpipe. Robert Anderson. © Robert Anderson (Robert.Anderson@uct.ac.za).

Laminaria pallida Greville
South Africa. Robert Anderson. © Robert Anderson (Robert.Anderson@uct.ac.za).

Laminaria pallida Greville
South Africa. Robert Anderson. © Robert Anderson (Robert.Anderson@uct.ac.za).

Laminaria pallida Greville
South Africa. Robert Anderson. © Robert Anderson (Robert.Anderson@uct.ac.za).

Laminaria pallida Greville
South Africa; holdfasts. Robert Anderson. © Robert Anderson (Robert.Anderson@uct.ac.za).

Laminaria pallida Greville
South Africa; holdfasts. Robert Anderson. © Robert Anderson (Robert.Anderson@uct.ac.za).

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Laminaria pallida Greville South Africa
© Robert Anderson (Robert.Anderson@uct.ac.za)

Publication details
Laminaria pallida Greville in J. Agardh 1848: 134

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1848). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen Primum. Algas fucoideas complectens. pp. [i-vi], [i]-viii, [1]-363. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Laminaria is Laminaria digitata (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), pale, sallow, yellow-green, grey-green (Smith & Lockwood 1933).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Hafgygia pallida (Greville) Areschchoug 1883
Saccharina pallida (Greville) Kuntze 1891

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Laminaria schinzii Foslie 1893

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Table Bay, Cape Province, South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 641).

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Key references
Braune, W. (2008). Meeresalgen. Ein Farbbildführer zu den verbreiteten benthischen Grün- Braun- und Rotalgen der Weltmeere. pp. [1]-596, pls 1-266 (colour photographs). Ruggell: A.R.G. Gantner Verlag.

Lüning, K. (1985). Meeresbotanik. pp. 375. Stuttgart: Thieme.

Rothman, M.D., Mattio, L., Andeson, R.J. & Bolton, J.J. (2017). A phylogeographic investigation of the kelp genus Laminaria (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae), with emphasis on the South Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Phycology 53(4): 778-789.

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.

Stegenga, H., Bolton, J.J. & Anderson, R.J. (1997). Seaweeds of the South African west coast. pp. [2] + 1-655. Cape Town: Bolus Herbarium, University of Cape Town.

Wynne, M.J. (1986). Report on a collection of benthic marine algae from the Namibian coast (southwestern Africa). Nova Hedwigia 43: 311-355, 24 pls.

Created: 07 February 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 06 November 2017 by Wendy Guiry

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Martins, N., Pearson, G.A., Gouveia, L., Tavares, A.I., Serrão, E.A. & Bartsch, I. (2019). Hybrid vigour for thermal tolerance in hybrids between the allopatric kelps Laminaria digitata and L. pallida (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae) with contrasting thermal affinities. European Journal of Phycology 54(4): 548-561.
Papenfuss, G.F. (1942). Studies of South African Phaeophyceae. I. Ecklonia maxima, Laminaria pallida, Macrocystis pyrifera. American Journal of Botany 29: 15-24.
Stuart, V., Lucas, M.I. & Newell, R.C. (1981). Heterotrophic utilisation of particulate matter from the kelp Laminaria pallida. Marine Ecology Progress Series 4: 337-348.
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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