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Laurencia elegans A.H.S.Lucas

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Rhodomelaceae
Tribe Laurencieae
Genus Laurencia


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Laurencia elegans A.H.S.Lucas
Cassini Island, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.


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Laurencia elegans A.H.S.Lucas Cassini Island, Western Australia
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Publication details
Laurencia elegans A.H.S.Lucas 1935: 222, fig. 7, pl. 8: fig. 2

Published in: Lucas, A.H.S. (1935). The marine algae of Lord Howe Island. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 60: 194-232, 7 figs, Plates V-IX.
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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
Adjective B (Latin), elegant (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Laurencia majuscula var. elegans (A.H.S.Lucas) Saito & Womersley 1974

Distributional notes
Metti et al. (2018: 525) note: "Known from Cape Londonderry, N.W.A. to Adelaide, S.A.; also in Jervis Bay, N.S.W., Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island." - (9 Oct 2018) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Australia (Lucas 1935: 222). Holotype: A.H.S.Lucas & F.Perrin; June 1933; floating in drift, tangled with other algae. NSW 290587 (Metti 2017: 132).

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Key references
Metti, Y. (2017). Laurencia majuscula var. elegans (Rhodophyta, Rhodomelaceae) is reinstated to specific rank as L. elegans. Phycological Research 65: 127–135, 6 figs.

Metti, Y. Huisman, J.M. & Millar, A.J.K. (2018). Laurencia. In: Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. (Huisman, J.M. Eds), pp. 521-529. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.

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Verified by: 09 October 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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Metti, Y. (2017). Laurencia majuscula var. elegans (Rhodophyta, Rhodomelaceae) is reinstated to specific rank as L. elegans. Phycological Research 65: 127–135, 6 figs.

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