Fucus prolifer , nom. illeg.
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.
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).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Illegitimate: later homonym of Fucus prolifer Forsskål, 1775. - (26 Jul 2011) - M.D. Guiry
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
This is a marine species.
Type locality: "Upon the shores of the western coast [of Scotland], adhering to stones and shells. An Fucus crispus?" (Lightfoot 1777: 949).
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. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 16 November 2018.