Fucus bursa ( ) Turner
Codium bursa (Olivi) C.Agardh Selce, northern Croatia
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Fucus bursa (Olivi) Turner 1809: 5
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 Codium bursa (Olivi) C.Agardh
Lamarckia bursa Olivi
Origin of species name
Noun (Latin), A genus name used by C. Bauhin; also a purse; originally an oxhide, animal skin (Newton 1931).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
The supposed basionym, Alcyonium bursa Linnaeus, is the basionym for a sponge, Weberella bursa (L.) (M. Spencer-Jones in Spencer, Irvine & Jarvis (2009: 239). According to P.C. Silva (INA) "...traditionally cited as basionym of Codium bursa, but invalid in botanical nomenclature: [Linnaeus] cites "Ellis corall. 82. n. 1. t. 17. f. B, C, D. Alcyonium pulmonis instar lobatum." = Synoicum pulmonaria (Ellis & Solander 1786)." - (1 Jan 2016) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Source of current name
Agardh, C.A. (1817). Synopsis algarum Scandinaviae, adjecta dispositione universali algarum. pp. [i]-xl, -135. Lundae [Lund]: Ex officina Berlingiana.
Created: 01 January 2016 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 01 January 2018 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 22 July 2019.