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Fucus vesiculosus var. muscoides Cotton

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Fucophycidae
Order Fucales
Family Fucaceae
Genus Fucus

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Fucus vesiculosus var. muscoides Cotton
Original plate. 01 Jan 0001. Royal Irish Academy. © Royal Irish Academy.

 

Publication details
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.
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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 Fucus cottonii M.J.Wynne & Magne

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), covered with little bladders or blisters (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
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).

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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.

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