Fucus cordatus Turner
Fucus cordatus Turner 1809: 118, pl. 116
Published in: Turner, D. (1808-1809 '1809'). 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. II pp. [i], -164, [1-2], pls 72-134 (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 Iridaea cordata (Turner) Bory de Saint-Vincent
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), heart-shaped.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: "Banks' Isles, on the North West coast of America" [Actually Isla de los Estados, Argentina] (Hughey, Silva & Hommersand 2001: 1097). Type: Archibald Menzies; E (Hommersand, Guiry, Fredericq & Leister 1993: 112). Notes: Although the location cited by Turner is in North America, Hughey et al. (2001: 1097) have provided incontrovertible evidence that the specimen was actually collected in South America, being identical to specimens collected from Isla de los Estados, Argentina. Menzies was ship's surgeon on Capt Colnett's Price of Wales on the northern shore of Isla de los Estados where the ship anchored from 26 January to 12 February, 1787. The specimen seems to have been subsequently mislabeled.
Hommersand, M.H., Guiry, M.D., Fredericq, S. & Leister, G.L. (1993). New perspectives in the taxonomy of the Gigartinaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta). Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 14: 105-120, 41 figs.
Hughey, J.R., Silva, P.C. & Hommersand, M.H. (2001). Solving taxonomic and nomenclatural problems in Pacific Gigartinaceae (Rhodophyta) using DNA from type material. Journal of Phycology 37: 1091-1109.
Created: 05 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 14 October 2010 by M.D. Guiry
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Setchell, W.A. (1940). Fucus cordatus Turner. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America 26: 643-651.
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 March 2019.