Fucus acicularis Wulfen 1803: 63-64, nom. illeg.
Original publication: Wulfen, F.X. (1803). Cryptogama aquatica. Archives de Botanique 3: 1-64, pl. 1.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a taxonomic synonym of Chondracanthus acicularis (Roth) Fredericq
Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), acicular, i.e., narrow, stiff, pointed like a needle (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Adriatic Sea (Dixon & Irvine 1977: 237). Lectotype: Wulfens's description, in the absence of material: (Dixon & Irvine 1977: 237).
Illegitimate: later homonym of Fucus acicularis Esper, 1800. Nomen novum: Ceramium aciculare Roth 1806. - (11 Feb 2007) - Wendy Guiry
Dixon, P.S. & Irvine, L.M. (1977). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 1. Introduction, Nemaliales, Gigartinales. pp. [i]v-xi, 4-252, 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.
SAG Cultures may be viewed at http://sagdb.uni-goettingen.de/showstrains.php?genus=Fucus&species=acicularis
Cultures from the Scandinavian Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Copenhagen (SCCAP) and Protozoa may be viewed at http://www.sccap.dk/search/algaebase.asp?Genus=Fucus&Species=acicularis
Created: 16 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 10 July 2009 by Wendy Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2013. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 May 2013.
Algaebase taxon LSID: No taxonomy record found for this level.