Gigantea digitata ( )
Laminaria digitata (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux Kilkee, Co. Clare, Ireland; lower-shore; 10.5 mm lens
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Gigantea digitata (Hudson) Stackhouse 1816: xi
Published in: Stackhouse, J. (1816). Nereis britannica Editio altera. Nova addita classificatione cryptogamiarum [sic] respectu generis Fuci. pp. [i]-xii, [i]- 68, 20 pls. Oxonii [Oxford]: excudebat S. Collingwood.
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Gigantea.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Laminaria digitata (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux
Fucus digitatus Hudson
Type locality: Habitat in rupibus marinis [Dwells on marine rocks, England] (Hudson 1762: 475).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), digitate, with leaflets radiating from tip of leaf-stalk (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Lamouroux, J.V.F. (1813). Essai sur les genres de la famille des thalassiophytes non articulées. Annales du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris 20: 21-47, 115-139, 267-293, pls 7-13.
Created: 24 January 2011 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 29 August 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 21 February 2019.