Fucus norvegicus Gunnerus 1772: 122, pl. III : fig. 4
Published in: Gunnerus, J.E. (1772). Flora norvegica, observationibus praesertim oeconomicis panosque norvegici locupletata. Pars posterior, cum iconibus. pp. [i]- viii, -148, indices, pls I-IX. Nidrosia [Trondheim]; Hafnia [Copenhagen]: Vinding; F.C. Pelt.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Chondrus crispus Stackhouse
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), of or pertaining to Norway.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Original description "F. n., fronde plana, sublineari, dichotomi, apicibus obtusis, hinc incurvis; divaricata purpurea. Rödtang. Hab. in oc. nostro."
Fucus norvegicus Gunnerus (1772: 122), which seemingly represents the species currently known as Chondrus crispus Stackhouse, was mistakenly applied by Turner (1802: 222) to the species currently known as Gymnogongrus crenulatus (Turner) J. Agardh (see Dixon & Irvine, 1977: 217).
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Dixon, P.S. & Irvine, L.M. (1977). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 1. Introduction, Nemaliales, Gigartinales. pp. [i]-xi, -252, 90 figs. London: British Museum (Natural History).
Created: 28 September 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 09 November 2018 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 20 November 2018.