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Fucus verrucosus Hudson, nom. rejic.

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Fucophycidae
Order Fucales
Family Fucaceae
Genus Fucus

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Fucus verrucosus Hudson
Collected near Roscoff (F), December 1984. 29 Dec 2011. Elmar Wosnitza. © Christine Wosnitza.

 

Publication details
Fucus verrucosus Hudson 1762: 470, nom. rejic.

Published in: Hudson, [W.] (1762). Flora anglica; exhibens plantas per regnum angliae sponte crescentes, distributas secundum systema sexuale: cum differentiis specierum, synonymis auctorum, nominibus incolarum, solo locorum, tempore florendi, ofììcinalibus pharmacopoeorum. pp. [i]-viii, [1- 8], 1-506, [1-22, ind.]. Londini [London]: Impensis auctoris: Prostant venales apud J. Nourse in the Strand, et C. Moran in Covent-Garden.
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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 Gracilariopsis longissima (S.G.Gmelin) Steentoft, L.M.Irvine & Farnham

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), warty (Stearn 1973).

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

Taxonomic notes
Specimens reported as Fucus verrucosus, Fucus confervoides, Gracilaria verrucosa and Gracilaria confervoides - in fact, all terete Gracilaria - from the NE Atlantic and elsewhere require individual examination to determine whether they belong to Gracilaria or Gracilariopsis, and then a decision as to which species is in question. - (18 Sep 2010) - M.D. Guiry

This is a "nomen utique rejicienda", rejected under Art. 56 of the ICBN. - (20 Oct 2015) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Habitat in littoribus marinis passim ["Dwells on the shores of the sea in all directions" England] (Hudson 1762: 470). Notes: Lectotype: Hudson’s description, in the absence of material was initially proposed by Dixon & Irvine (1977: 210) and then supplanted by a specimens in Dillenius's herbarium No. 50 (OXF).

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Source of current name
Irvine, L. & Steentoft, M. (1995). Proposal to reject the name Fucus verrucosa Huds. (Rhodophyta). Taxon 44: 223-224.

Key references
Gargiulo, G.M., De Masi, F. & Tripodi, G. (1992). Morphology, reproduction and taxonomy of the Mediterranean species of Gracilaria (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 31: 53-80.

Created: 28 September 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 20 October 2015 by M.D. Guiry

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 October 2018.

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