Fucus bursa-pastoris S.G.Gmelin
Gracilaria bursa-pastoris (S.G.Gmelin) P.C.Silva Akhziv, Israel, Lower-intertidal zone.
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Fucus bursa-pastoris S.G.Gmelin 1768: 121, pl. VIII : fig. 3 (as 'bursa pastoris' )
Published in: Gmelin, S.G. (1768). Historia fucorum. pp. [i-xii], [i]-239, [i]-6 expl. tab., 35 pls [1A, IB, IIA, IIB, III-XXXIII]. Petropoli [St. Petersburg]: Ex typographia Academiae scientiarum.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gracilaria bursa-pastoris (S.G.Gmelin) P.C.Silva
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), shepherd’s purse.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Mediterranean Sea (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 157). Lectotype: original illustration (S.G.Gmelin, 1768, pl. VIII, fig. 3), in the absence of specimens (epitype) (Dixon & Irvine 1977: 206).
Source of current name
Silva, P.C. (1952). A review of nomenclatural conservation in the algae from the point of view of the type method. University of California Publications in Botany 25: 241-323.
Created: 05 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 06 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 20 August 2019.