Giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera)

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Giant kelp fact file

Giant kelp description

KingdomProtista
PhylumOchrophyta
ClassPhaeophyceae
OrderLaminariales
FamilyLessoniaceae
GenusMacrocystis (1)

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Giant kelp status

This species has not yet been classified by the IUCN.

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References

  1. GBIF (June, 2010)
    http://www.gbif.org/
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