Laurencia arbuscula Sonder
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.
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).
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
This is a marine species.
Growing near to low tide level on somewhat sheltered coasts (Womersley 2003: 468).
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).
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Laurencia arbuscula Sonder)
South America: Brazil (Fujii et al 2006 ).
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. -533. 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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Wendy Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 September 2019.