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Taxonomy

Herbarium specimen from the Friday Harbor Labs Herbarium, collected at Eagle Cove, San Juan Island 1982. Example of a high wave morphology.

 

Saccharina sessile (C. Agardh) K√ľntze

Division: Ochrophyta
Class: Phaeophyceae
Order: Laminariales
Family: Laminariaceae

Former scientific name: Hedophyllum sessile (C. Agardh) Setchell 1901; Laminaria sessilis C. Agardh 1824 (2)

New taxonomy from CE Lane et al. in 2006: "A multi-gene molecular investigation of the kelp (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae) supports substantial taxonomic re-organization"

Type locality: Whidbey Island, WA

 
   

(2) Algaebase: http://www.algaebase.org/search/species/detail/?species_id=4877&sk=10
(3) Lane, C.E. et al. 2006. A multi-gene molecular investigation of the kelp (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae) supports substantial taxonomic re-organization. Journal of Phycology. Vol. 42, no2, pp. 493-512