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Fucus prolifer Lightfoot, nom. illeg.

Publication details
Fucus prolifer Lightfoot 1777: 949, pl. XXX, nom. illeg.

Published in: Lightfoot, J. (1777). Flora scotica: or, a systematic arrangement, in the Linnaean method, of the native plants of Scotland and the Hebrides. Vol. II. pp. 545-1151 [1-24], pls 1-35. London: printed for B. White at Horace's Head, in Fleet-Street.
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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 Phyllophora crispa (Hudson) P.S.Dixon

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), producing offsets, bearing progeny as offshoots (Stearn 1973).

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

Nomenclatural notes
Illegitimate: later homonym of Fucus prolifer Forsskål, 1775. - (26 Jul 2011) - M.D. Guiry

Taxonomic notes
To judge from the description, this is more likely to represent the species now known as Phyllophora crispa rather than Chondrus crispus. - (26 Jul 2011) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: "Upon the shores of the western coast [of Scotland], adhering to stones and shells. An Fucus crispus?" (Lightfoot 1777: 949).

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Created: 26 July 2011 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 26 July 2011 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 24 May 2019.

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