Fucus vesiculosus var. muscoides
Fucus vesiculosus var. muscoides Cotton 1912: 127, pl. 6: figs 1, 2
Published in: Cotton, A.D. (1912). Clare Island Survey. Marine algae. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 31B(15): 1-178, pls I-IX.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Fucus cottonii M.J.Wynne & Magne
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), covered with little bladders or blisters (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Syntype localities: Clew Bay and Achill Sound, Co. Mayo, Ireland (Cotton 1912: 96, 126). Type: "on firm peat, near extreme high-water mark". BM (Cotton 1912: 126). Notes: Ireland: Clare Island (INA). Type specimen (in BM) corresponds to Cotton's (1912) pl. VI, fig. 1 (Wynne & Magne, 1991: 59).
Source of current name
Wynne, M.J. & Magne, F. (1991). Concerning the name Fucus muscoides (Cotton) J. Feldmann et Magne. Cryptogamie, Algologie 12: 55-65.
Created: 11 December 1998 by M.D. Guiry
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Wendy 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 19 November 2018.