Plocamium vulgare J.V. , nom. illeg.
Plocamium vulgare J.V.Lamouroux 1813: 137 [reprint p. 50], nom. illeg.
Published in: 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.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Plocamium.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Plocamium cartilagineum (Linnaeus) P.S.Dixon
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), common, general, ordinary (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Illegitimate: new name for Fucus plocamium S.G.Gmelin (1768), nom. illeg., an illegitimate substitute name for Fucus cartilagineus Linnaeus. Lamouroux substituted vulgare as the specific epithet to avoid a tautonym (Dixon 1967: 58). - (23 Jul 2009) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Cremades, J., Barreiro, R., Maneiro, I. & Saunders, G.W. (2011). A new taxonomic interpretation of the type of Plocamium cartilagineum (Plocamiales, Florideophyceae) and its consequences. European Journal of Phycology 46(2): 125-142.
Dixon, P.S. & Irvine, L.M. (1977). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 1. Introduction, Nemaliales, Gigartinales. pp. [i]-xi, -252, 90 figs. London: British Museum (Natural History).
Saunders, G.W. & Lehmkuhl, K.V. (2005). Molecular divergence and morphological diversity among four cryptic species of Plocamium (Plocamiales, Florideophyceae) in northern Europe. European Journal of Phycology 40: 293-312.
Created: 24 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. 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 17 February 2019.