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.
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. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 14 December 2018.