Macrocystis pyrifera (Linnaeus) C.Agardh Saunders Island, Falkland Islands. Many Macrocystis pyrifera holdfasts are cast up onto the beach.
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Fucus pyrifer Linnaeus 1771: 311 (as 'pyriferus' )
Published in: Linnaeus, C. (1771). Mantissa plantarum altera Generum editionis VI., & Specierum editionis II. pp. [i-vi],  - 587 [588 = Addenda]. Holmiae [Stockholm]: impensis direct. Laurentii Salvii.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Macrocystis pyrifera (Linnaeus) C.Agardh
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: ‘in oceano AEthiopico’ (South Atlantic Ocean) (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 641). Type: LINN 1274.59? (Womersley 1987: 328). Notes: In LINN, 1274.59? (see Womersley (1954a: 111)).
Created: 06 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 30 March 2012 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 15 November 2018.