Fucus flaccidus Turner, nom. illeg.
Fucus flaccidus Turner 1807: 137-138, pl. 61, nom. illeg.
Published in: Turner, D. (1807-1808 '1808'). Fuci sive plantarum fucorum generi a botanicis ascriptarum icones descriptiones et historia. Fuci, or coloured figures and descriptions of the plants referred by botanists to the genus Fucus. Vol. I pp. [i, iii], -164, -2, pls 1-71 (col. copp. W.J. Hooker). Londini [London]: typis J. M'Creery, impensis J. et A. Arch.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Carpoblepharis flaccida (J.V.Lamouroux) Kützing
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), flaccid, not able to hold up its own weight (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Illegitimate: not Fucus flaccidus J.V. Lamouroux, 1802. - (3 Nov 2008) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Cape of Good Hope, South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 386).
Created: 19 December 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 20 November 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 20 September 2018.