Fucus spicifer M.
Acanthophora spicifera (M.Vahl) Børgesen 1. Habit. 2. Fragment of branch with spines on branchlets. Insert: Rape cystocarp. 4. Bushy (unattached) plant in intertidal pool (My Hoa, Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam).
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Fucus spicifer M.Vahl 1802: 44 ('spicifera') (as 'spicifera' )
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.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: St Croix, Virgin Islands (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 470). 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.
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: 04 February 2008 by M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 September 2018.