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Macrocystis angustifolia Bory

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


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Macrocystis angustifolia Bory
Kommetjie, Cape Peninsula, Western Cape, South Africa. 06 Oct 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Macrocystis angustifolia Bory
Kommetjie, Cape Peninsula, Western Cape, South Africa. 06 Oct 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Macrocystis angustifolia Bory
Kommetjie, Cape Peninsula, Western Cape, South Africa. 06 Oct 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Macrocystis angustifolia Bory
Kommetjie, Cape Peninsula, Western Cape, South Africa; young holdfast. 06 Oct 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

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Macrocystis angustifolia Bory Kommetjie, Cape Peninsula, Western Cape; lagoon at low water
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Macrocystis angustifolia Bory 1826: 9 (as 'angustifolius' )

Published in: Bory de Saint-Vincent, J.B.G.M. (1826). Macrocyste. In: Dictionnaire Classique d'Histoire Naturelle. (Audouin, I. et al. Eds) Vol. 10, pp. 8-10. Paris:
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Macrocystis is Macrocystis pyrifera (Linnaeus) C.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Macrocystis pyrifera (Linnaeus) C.Agardh

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), narrow-leaved (Neal 1993).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Lectotype locality: Storm Bay, Tasmania (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 641). Lectotype: La Billardière; herb. Bory, PC. Notes: Silva et al. (1996) recommend consulting Ducker (1979b: 20) for more information on the lectotype location of this species.

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Source of current name
Demes, K.W, Graham, M.H. & Suskiewicz, T.S. (2009). Phenotypic plasticity reconciles incongruous molecular and morphological taxonomies: the giant kelp, Macrocystis (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae), is a monospecific genus (note). Journal of Phycology 45(6): 1266-1269.

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.

Macaya, E.C. & Zuccarello, G.C. (2010). DNA barcoding and genetic divergence in the giant kelp Macrocystis (Laminariales). Journal of Phycology 46(4): 736-742.

Pedroche, P.F., Silva, P.C., Aguilar Rosas, L.E., Dreckmann, K.M. & Aguilar Rosas, R. (2008). Catálogo de las algas benthónicas del Pacífico de México II. Phaeophycota. pp. [i-viii], i-vi, 15-146. Mexicali & Berkeley: Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana; Universidad Autónoma de Baja California; University of California Berkeley.

Womersley, H. B. S. (1953). The species of Macrocystis with special references to those on Southern Australian Coasts. Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 1: 30-33.

Womersley, H.B.S. (1954). The species of Macrocystis with special reference to those of southern Australian coasts. University of California Publications in Botany 27: 109-132, Plates 1-8, map.

Womersley, H.B.S. (1987). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Part II. pp. 481, 169 figs, 1 table, 8 plates, 4 maps. Adelaide: South Australian Government Printing Division.

Created: 07 February 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 02 March 2016 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.)

Coon, D. (1981). Studies of whole plant growth in Macrocystis angustifolia. Botanica Marina 24: 19-27.
Haxen, P.G. & Lewis, O.A.M. (1981). Nitrate assimilation in the marine kelp, Macrocystis angustifolia (Phaeophyceae). Botanica Marina 24: 631-635.
Kuga, V.A. & Neushul, M. (1980). The ontogeny of an abnormal specimen of Macrocystis angustifolia Bory (Phaeophyta) (Note). Phycologia 19: 334-337, 6 figs, 1 table.
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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