Fucus spiciferus M.
Acanthophora spicifera (M.Vahl) Børgesen Bonaire, Caribbean
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Fucus spiciferus M.Vahl 1802: 44
Published in: Vahl, M. (1802). Endeel kryptogamiske Planter fra St.-Croix. Skrifter af Naturhistorie-Selskabet, Kiøbenhavn 5(2): 29-47.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Acanthophora spicifera (M.Vahl) Børgesen
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Generally, "spicifer" is the masculine, but authorative nomenclatural sources are of the opinion that the original orthorgraphy used by the author ("spificerus") should, in this particular instance, stand. [cf. INA]. - (8 Oct 2018) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: St Croix, Virgin Islands (Vahl 1802: 44). Holotype: C 1044 (Perrone et al 2006: 37). Notes: Herbarium: C? (Yoshida, 1998: 1006). According to de Jong et al. (1999: 138), the holotype (C 124/93 (nº 10)) is from Key West, Florida, but this appears to be an error (Huisman 2018: 482). The holotype consists of two dried specimens (a tetrasporophyte and a cystocarpic specimen).
Jong, Y.S.D.M. de, Hitipeuw, C. & Prud'Homme van Reine, W.F. (1999). A taxonomic, phylogenetic and biogeographic study of the genus Acanthophora (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta). Blumea 44: 217-249.
Perrone, C., Cecere, E. & Furnari, G. (2006). Growth pattern assessment in the genus Acanthophora (Rhodophyta, Ceramiales). Phycologia 45: 37-43.
Created: 04 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 08 October 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 18 March 2019.