A taxonomic revision of the marine green algal genera Caulerpa and Caulerpella (Chlorophyta, Caulerpaceae) in northern (tropical and subtropical) Australia

Price, Ian R. (2011) A taxonomic revision of the marine green algal genera Caulerpa and Caulerpella (Chlorophyta, Caulerpaceae) in northern (tropical and subtropical) Australia. Australian Systematic Botany, 24 (3). pp. 137-213.

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Abstract

A detailed taxonomic revision of the siphonous marine green algal genus Caulerpa J.V.Lamour. (1809a) in northern (tropical and subtropical) Australia, covering mainland shores, continental islands, coral reefs and offshore territories, is presented. Sixteen species and 10 varieties of Caulerpa are described and illustrated. One variety, C. cupressoides var. urvilleana (Mont.) I.R.Price is a new combination. A lectotype is proposed for C. racemosa (Forssk.) J.Agardh var. macrodisca (Decne) Weber Bosse. One species of Caulerpaceae long included in Caulerpa, but more recently placed in a separate genus, Caulerpella, as C. ambigua (Okamura) Prud'homme & Lokhorst, is also treated for completeness. The present publication will complement Womersley's (1984) account of southern Australian taxa of Caulerpa.

Item ID: 21116
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: distribution, habitat, molecular genetics, morphology, nomenclature, plasticity, taxonomy
ISSN: 1446-5701
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2012 04:28
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0601 Biochemistry and Cell Biology > 060199 Biochemistry and Cell Biology not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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