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Fucus acicularis Wulfen, nom. illeg.

Publication details
Fucus acicularis Wulfen 1803: 63-64, nom. illeg.

Published in: Wulfen, F.X. (1803). Cryptogama aquatica. Archives de Botanique 3: 1-64, pl. 1.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Fucus is Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Chondracanthus acicularis (Roth) Fredericq

Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), acicular, i.e., narrow, stiff, pointed like a needle (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Illegitimate: later homonym of Fucus acicularis Esper, 1800. Nomen novum: Ceramium aciculare Roth 1806. - (11 Feb 2007) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Adriatic Sea (Dixon & Irvine 1977: 237). Lectotype: Wulfens's description, in the absence of material: (Dixon & Irvine 1977: 237).

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Key references
Dixon, P.S. & Irvine, L.M. (1977). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 1. Introduction, Nemaliales, Gigartinales. pp. [i]-xi, [1]-252, 90 figs. London: British Museum (Natural History).

Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.

Created: 16 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 15 October 2018.

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