Fucus ligulatus , nom. illeg.
Fucus ligulatus Lightfoot 1777: 946, nom. illeg.
Published in: Lightfoot, J. (1777). Flora scotica: or, a systematic arrangement, in the Linnaean method, of the native plants of Scotland and the Hebrides. Vol. II. pp. 545-1151 [1-24], pls 1-35. London: printed for B. White at Horace's Head, in Fleet-Street.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Desmarestia ligulata (Stackhouse) J.V.Lamouroux
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), ligulate (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Illegitimate: later homonym of Fucus ligulatus S.G. Gmelin (1768) (INA). - (17 Aug 2006) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Scotland (Womersley 1987: 264). Type: Lightfoot’s illustration Notes: According ro Womersley (1987: 264), the type is from Scotland; lost? (Chapman 1972: 17). "In the Frith [presumably Firth] of Forth, about New-Haven, and other places, but not common" (INA).
Created: 23 October 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 07 April 2014 by Wendy Guiry
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Wendy 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 23 May 2019.