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Fucus versicolor S.G.Gmelin

Publication details
Fucus versicolor S.G.Gmelin 1768: 158, pl. XVI: fig. 2

Published in: Gmelin, S.G. (1768). Historia fucorum. pp. [i-xii], [i]-239, [i]-6 expl. tab., 35 plates [1A, IB, IIA, IIB, III-XXXIII]. Petropoli [St. Petersburg]: Ex typographia Academiae scientiarum.
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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 Gelidium versicolor (S.G.Gmelin) J.V.Lamouroux

Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), changing colour, variously coloured (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Syntype localities: "Promentorium capitis bonae spei [Cape of Good Hope] ... et in Hollandiam ... " (Gmelin 1768: 158).

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Source of current name
Lamouroux, J.V.F. (1813). Essai sur les genres de la famille des thalassiophytes non articulées. Annales du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris 20: 21-47, 115-139, 267-293, pls 7-13.

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