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Fucus lacerus Linnaeus 1763

Publication details
Fucus lacerus Linnaeus 1763: 1627

Published in: Linnaeus, C. (1763). Species plantarum, exhibentes plantas rite cognitas, ad genera relatas, cum differentiis specificis, nominibus trivialibus, synonymis selectis, locis natalibus, secundum systema sexuale digestas. Tomus II. Editio secunda, aucta. pp. 785-1684, [1-64, Indices]. Homiae [Stockholm]: Impensis direct. Laurentii Salvii.
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Publication date: August 1763?

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Fucus is Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Chondrus crispus Stackhouse

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Stackhouse (1802: xxxvi) "The Examination of the LINNEAN Herbarium has enabled me to correct an error. The Plant delineated and defcribcd by me under this Title is one of the sportive varieties of F. crispus [i.e., Chondrus crispus]." - (20 Jan 2017) - M.D. Guiry

Spencer et al. (2009: 249): "This name potentially threatens Chondrus crispus, Mastocarpus stellatus (Stackh.) Guiry or Phyllophora pseudoceranoides (S.G. Gmelin) Newroth & A.R.A. Taylor and may, therefore, be a candidate for rejection (Art. 56.1)." The name has not been formally typified by Spencer et al. (2009: 249), although Stackhouse's somewhat ambiguous comment perhaps constitutes a lectotypification. - (20 Jan 2017) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
Stackhouse, J. (1802 '1801'). Nereis britannica; continens species omnes fucorum in insulis britannicis crescentium: descriptione latine et anglico, necnon iconibus ad vivum depictis... Fasc. 3. pp. xxv-xl, 71-112, 1-4, 1-3, pls XIII-XVII, A-G. Bathoniae [Bath] & Londini [London]: S. Hazard; J. White.

Key references
Spencer, M.A., Irvine, L.M. & Jarvis, C.E. (2009). Typification of Linnaean names relevant to algal nomenclature. Taxon 58: 237-260.

Created: 21 November 2005 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 20 January 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 January 2021.

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