Nemalion elminthoides (Velley) Batters Le Vasche, near Calafuria, Livorno Italy; mid littoral zone
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Fucus elminthoides Velley in Withering 1792: 255
Published in: Withering, W. (1792). A botanical arrangement of British plants; including the uses of each species, in medicine, diet, rural economy, and the arts. With an easy introduction to the study of botany, &c. &c. Illustrated by copper plates. The Second edition. Including a new set of references to figures, partly by the author, and partly by Jonathan Stokes, M.D. Vol. III.. Vol. 3, part 2 pp. [i-xxiv] 1- 503, Plates XIII-XIX. Birmingham: Printed by Swinney & Walker; for G.G.J. & J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row, and J. Robson, New Bond-Street, London; J. Balfour, and G. Elliot, Edinburgh.
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Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Nemalion elminthoides (Velley) Batters
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
According to Athanasiadis (2016: 142): "Originally spelled elminthoides, ... but as the first letter is aspirated it has to be written helminthoides - h standing for the spiritus asper. However, Art. 60.3, clearly says "The liberty of correcting a name is to be used with reserve, especially if the change affects the first syllable and, above all, the first letter of the name." - (1 Feb 2017) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: "Grows in abundance upon the rocks off the Beal, at the extremity of Portland [Dorset, England], at very low water. June. July. ... Major Velley." (Withering 1792: 255). Lectotype: LIV (Womersley 1994: 81). Notes: Batters (1902: 59) "e spec. auth. in Herb. Kew.", which could be considered a lectotypification so that the lectotype would be a specimen in BM-K.
Source of current name
Batters, E.A.L. (1902). A catalogue of the British marine algae being a list of all the species of seaweeds known to occur on the shores of the British Islands, with the localities where they are found. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign 40(Supplement): 1-107.
Created: 18 October 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 01 February 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 24 March 2019.