Fucus coccineus Hudson 1778: 586, nom. illeg.
Original publication: Hudson, [W.] (1778). Flora anglica; exhibens plantas per regnum britanniac sponte crescentes...editio altera, emendata et aucta. Vol. II. pp. [i], 335-690. Londini [London]: impensis auctoris: prostant venales apud J. Nourse [...].
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a taxonomic synonym of Plocamium cartilagineum (Linnaeus) P.S.Dixon
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), deep red, from scarlet to carmine and crimson (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Distribution by country
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Fucus coccineus Hudson)
Ireland: Wexford (Tighe 1803).
Source of synonymy
Cremades, J., Barreiro, R., Maneiro, I. & Saunders, G.W. (2011). A new taxonomic interpretation of the type of Plocamium cartilagineum (Plocamiales, Florideophyceae) and its consequences. European Journal of Phycology 46(2): 125-142.
Saunders, G.W. & Lehmkuhl, K.V. (2005). Molecular divergence and morphological diversity among four cryptic species of Plocamium (Plocamiales, Florideophyceae) in northern Europe. European Journal of Phycology 40: 293-312.
SAG Cultures may be viewed at http://sagdb.uni-goettingen.de/showstrains.php?genus=Fucus&species=coccineus
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=coccineus
Created: 08 December 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 29 June 2011 by Wendy Guiry
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Wendy Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2013. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 May 2013.
Algaebase taxon LSID: No taxonomy record found for this level.