Laurencia splendens Hollenberg 1943

Osmundea splendens (Hollenberg) K.W.Nam

Current name: Osmundea splendens (Hollenberg) K.W.Nam
Panama. Transverse section of compressed branch showing small surface cells and large medullary cellsDiane Littler (

Publication Details
Laurencia splendens Hollenberg 1943: 219

Published in: Smith, G.M. & Hollenberg, G.J. (1943). On some Rhodophyceae from the Monterey Peninsula, California. American Journal of Botany 30(3): 211-223, 30 figs.

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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 currently regarded as a synonym of Osmundea splendens (Hollenberg) K.W.Nam.

Type Information
Type locality: USA: California: Moss Beach, Monterey Co.; (INA 1996) Type: Hollenberg 3187; (INA 1996)

Origin of Species Name
Participle B (Latin), splendid, shining, gleaming, brilliant (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 04 June 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 07 February 2022

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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 07 February 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 15 July 2024

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