Gigartina spinosa , nom. illeg.
Gigartina spinosa Greville 1830: lix, nom. illeg.
Published in: Greville, R.K. (1830). Algae britannicae, or descriptions of the marine and other inarticulated plants of the British islands, belonging to the order Algae; with plates illustrative of the genera. pp. [i*-iii*], [i]-lxxxviii, -218, pl. 1-19. Edinburgh & London: McLachlan & Stewart; Baldwin & Cradock.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Eucheuma denticulatum (N.L.Burman) Collins & Hervey
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), spiny.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
According to Silva, Bassson & Moe (1996: 331), Fucus spinosus Linnaeus was an illegitimate renaming of Fucus denticulatus Burman, which name Linnaeus cites. Sphaerococcus spinosus , Gigartina spinosa , and Eucheuma spinosum , being based on Fucus spinosus , are likewise illegitimate. The conspecificity of F. denticulatus and F. muricatus was first proposed by C. Agardh (1822: 271). Both names were published in 1768, with the Burman publication having priority (1 March-6 April vs. after 1 May). The type locality of F. denticulatus avowedly is the Cape of Good Hope, but Eucheuma is known in South Africa only from Natal, where, according to Norris (1992: 8), it is seemingly rare. - (18 Aug 2006) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.
Created: 14 February 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 14 March 2006 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 26 September 2018.