Fucus reniformis Turner
Kallymenia reniformis (Turner) J.Agardh Trá an Dóilín, An Cheathrú Rua, Co. na Gaillimhe
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Fucus reniformis Turner 1809: 109, pl. 113: figs a, b, c, d, e
Published in: Turner, D. (1808-1809 '1809'). Fuci sive plantarum fucorum generi a botanicis ascriptarum icones descriptiones et historia. Fuci, or coloured figures and descriptions of the plants referred by botanists to the genus Fucus. Vol. III pp. [i], -164, [1-2], pls 72-134 (col. copp. W.J. Hooker). Londini [London]: typis J. M'Creery, impensis J. et A. Arch.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Kallymenia reniformis (Turner) J.Agardh
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), kidney-shaped (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Turner (1809: 110) refers to a Miss Evrett finding the plants depicted by him as fig. a cast up on the Isle of Wight after a storm. However, the illustration given by Turner suggests quite a different plants to those figured in his fig. b and g (var. tenuior), and may represent the entity now known as Meredithia microphylla , particularly fig. a (bis, bottom left).
This is a marine species.
Syntype localities: "Among the rejectamenta of the sea at Niton, Isle of Wight, Miss E. Everett; On the shore at Budleigh [Salterton, Devon] Mrs. Griffiths; Gathered in Cornwall by Mr. Rashleigh." (Turner 1808-1809: 110). Lectotype: BM-K Notes: The Budleigh Salterton specimen was chosen by J. Agardh as lectotype.
Source of current name
Agardh, J.G. (1842). Algae maris Mediterranei et Adriatici, observationes in diagnosin specierum et dispositionem generum. pp. [i]-x, 1-164. Parisiis [Paris]: Apud Fortin, Masson et Cie.
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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 23 September 2018.