Fucus ovalis , nom. illeg.
Fucus ovalis Hudson 1778: 573, nom. illeg.
Published in: Hudson, [W.] (1778). Flora anglica; exhibens plantas per regnum Britanniæ sponte crescentes, distributas secundum systema sexuale: cum differentiis specierum, synonymis auctorum, nominibus incolarum, solo locorum, tempore florendi, officinalibus pharmacopæorum. Tomus II. Editio altera, emendata et aucta.. pp. [i], 335-690. Londini [London]: impensis auctoris: prostant venales apud J. Nourse, in the Strand.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gastroclonium ovatum (Hudson) Papenfuss
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), oval, elliptical, i.e., broadest at the middle, the sides curved and length:breadth generally 2:1 (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Illegitimate: unwarranted change of epithet for Fucus ovatus Hudson, 1762. - (24 Jan 2017) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Created: 14 December 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 24 January 2017 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 23 September 2018.