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Laurencia arbuscula Sonder

Publication details
Laurencia arbuscula Sonder 1845: 55

Published in: Sonder, G. (1845). Nova algarum genera et species, quas in itinere ad oras occidentales Novae Hollandiae, collegit L. Priess, Ph. Dr. Botanische Zeitung 3: 49-57.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Laurencia is Laurencia obtusa (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux.

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

Origin of species name
Noun (Latin), A small tree; little tree (Stearn 1973).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Laurencia botryoides var. minor Harvey 1863
Laurencia obtusa var. regia Harvey 1863
Laurencia regia (Harvey) Yamada 1931

Taxonomic notes
According to Fujii et al. (2006: 439), the rbcL sequences from L. scoparia, L. arbuscula and L. filiformis suggest that these taxa encompass a single morphologically diverse species in Brazil. - (14 Sep 2006) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Growing near to low tide level on somewhat sheltered coasts (Womersley 2003: 468).

Type information
Type locality: Western Australia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 503). Holotype: Preiss; MEL 1006897 (Womersley 2003: 466). Notes: Type from Western Australia, probably near Fremantle (Womersley, 2003: 466).

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Key references
Cassano, V., Metti, Y., Millar, A.J.K., Gil-Rodriguez, M.C., Senties, A., Diaz-Larrea, J., Oliveira, M.C. & Fujii, M.T. (2012). Redefining the taxonomic status of Laurencia dendroidea (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta) from Brazil and the Canary Islands. European Journal of Phycology 47(1): 67-81.

Womersley, H.B.S. (2003). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIID Ceramiales - Delesseriaceae, Sarcomeniaceae, Rhodomelaceae. pp. [1]-533, 226 figs, 2 pls. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & State Herbarium of South Australia.

Created: 03 March 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 30 March 2012 by Wendy Guiry

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Cordeiro-Marino, M., Fujii, M.T. & Yamaguishi-Tomita, N. (1983). Morphological and cytological studies on Brazilian Laurencia. 1: L. arbuscula Sonder (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta). Rickia 10: 29-39.

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