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Gigantea Stackhouse, 1816

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Fucophycidae
Order Laminariales
Family Laminariaceae

Lectotype species: Gigantea digitata (Hudson) Stackhouse

Currently accepted name for the type species:

Original publication:Stackhouse, J. (1816). Nereis britannica Editio altera. Nova addita classificatione cryptogamiarum [sic] respectu generis Fuci. pp. [i]-xii, [i]- 68, 20 pls. Oxonii [Oxford]: excudebat S. Collingwood.
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Type designated in Papenfuss, G.F. (1950). Review of the genera of algae described by Stackhouse. Hydrobiologia 2: 181-208.
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Taxonomic status: currently regarded as a synonym of Laminaria.

Numbers of names and species: There are 2 species names in the database at present.

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