Ecklonia maxima (Osbeck) Papenfuss Platboom, Cape Peninsula, South Africa; beds in surf
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Fucus maximus Osbeck 1757: 283
Published in: Osbeck, P. (1757). Dagbok öfwer en Ostindisk resa åren 1750, 1751, 1752. Med anmårkningar uti naturkunnigheten, fråmmande folkslags språk, seder, hushållning [Journal of an East Indian voyage during the years 1750, 1751, 1752]. pp. [i-viii], -376, [1-16 (Index)], pls I-XII. Stockholm: Tryckt hos L.L. Grefing.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Ecklonia maxima (Osbeck) Papenfuss
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), largest.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Cape of Good Hope, South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 639).
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Source of current name
Papenfuss, G.F. (1940). A revision of the South African marine algae in herbarium Thunberg. Symbolae Botanicae Upsalensis 4(3): 1-17.
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.
Created: 04 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 12 April 2013 by Wendy Guiry
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Wendy 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 22 July 2019.