Lectotype species: Gigantea digitata (Hudson) Stackhouse
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.
Type designated in Papenfuss, G.F. (1950). Review of the genera of algae described by Stackhouse. Hydrobiologia 2: 181-208.
Taxonomic status: currently regarded as a synonym of Laminaria.
Numbers of names and species: There are 2 species names in the database at present.
Names: ('C' indicates a name that is accepted taxonomically; 'S' a homotypic or heterotypic synonym; 'U' indicates a name of uncertain taxonomic status, but which has been subjected to some verification nomenclaturally; 'P' indicates a preliminary AlgaeBase entry that has not been subjected to any kind of verification. For more information on a species click on it to activate a link to the Species database):
Click here to also show infraspecific names in the list below.
Verification of data
Users are responsible for verifying the accuracy of information before use, as noted on the website Content page.
Created: 16 April 2003 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 24 January 2011 by
Linking to this page: http://www.algaebase.org/search/genus/detail/?genus_id=45550
Please cite this record as:
Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 20 May 2019.