Fucus divaricatus R. ex Turner, nom. illeg.
Fucus divaricatus R.Brown ex Turner 1809: 110-111, pl. 181, nom. illeg.
Published in: Turner, D. (1809-1811 '1811'). Fuci sive plantarum fucorum generi a botanicis ascriptarum icones descriptiones et historia. Fuci, or colored figures and descriptions of the plants referrred by botanists to the genus Fucus. Vol. III pp. [i], -148 , [1-2], pl. 135-196 (col. copp. by W.J. Hooker and others). Londini [London]: typis J. M'Creery, impensis J. et A. Arch.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Hymenocladia divaricata Harvey
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), divaricate, spreading at a wide angle (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Illegitimate: not Fucus divaricatus Linnaeus, 1753. - (20 Nov 2017) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Australia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 297). Holotype: R. Brown; BM (Womersley 1996: 111). Notes: "the coast of New Holland" (R. Brown).
Source of current name
Womersley, H.B.S. (1996). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIB - Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. Vol. 5 pp. 1-392, 160 figs. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & the State Herbarium of South Australia.
Created: 24 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 20 November 2017 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 19 November 2018.