Laurencia truncata Kützing 1865

Osmundea truncata (Kützing) K.W.Nam & Maggs

Current name: Osmundea truncata (Kützing) K.W.Nam & Maggs
The Fleet, Dorset; section to show hylaline needles in medulla. Width of large medullary cell with needle 85 microns - 24 August 2011. Francis Bunker

Publication Details
Laurencia truncata Kützing 1865: 19, pl. 51c

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1865). Tabulae phycologicae; oder, Abbildungen der Tange. Vol. XV pp. [i-iii], 1-36, 100 pls. Nordhausen: Gedruckt auf kosten des Verfassers (in commission bei W. Köhne).

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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 truncata (Kützing) K.W.Nam & Maggs.

Type Information
Holotype locality: Pirano, Croatia; (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 408) Holotype: Pius Titius; L; 941.99.271 (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 408)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), truncate, i.e., ending very abruptly as if cut straight across (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 30 December 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 23 September 2004

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 23 September 2004. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 25 March 2023

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