Fucus luetkeanus K.Mertens
Nereocystis luetkeana (K.Mertens) Postels & Ruprecht Edward King Island, Barkley Sound, British Columbia, Canada
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Fucus luetkeanus K.Mertens 1829: 48 (as 'lütkeanus' )
Published in: Mertens, [K.H.] (1829). Zwei botanisch-wissenshaftliche Berichte vom Dr. Heinrich Mertens. Erster Bericht über verschiedene Fucus-Arten, an den Vater, Prof. Mertens in Bremen. Linnaea 4: 43-58.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Nereocystis luetkeana (K.Mertens) Postels & Ruprecht
Named for Fjodor Petrowitsch Lütke, Russian naval officer and commander of the corvette Seniavin during the Russian expedition of 1826-1829 to North America..
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Norfolksund [Sitka, Alaska]
Source of current name
Postels, A. & Ruprecht, F. (1840). Illustrationes algarum in itinere circum orbem jussu imperatoris Nicolai I. Atque auspiciis navarchi Friderici Lütke annis 1826, 1827, 1828 et 1829 celoce Seniavin exsecuto in Oceano pacifico, inprimis septemtrionale ad littora rossica asiatico-americana collectarum. pp. [i-vi ], [i]- iv, 1-28 [1-2, index], [Latin:] [-iv], -22, [1-2, index], 40 pls. Petropoli [St. Petersburg]: Typis Eduardi Pratz.
Created: 07 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 20 August 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 22 September 2018.