Fucus inflatus Linnaeus 1753: 1159
Published in: Linnaeus, C. (1753). Species plantarum, exhibentes plantas rite cognitas, ad genera
relatas, cum differentiis specificis, nominibus trivialibus, synonymis selectis, locis natalibus, secundum systema sexuale digestas. Vol. 2 pp. [i], 561-1200, [1-30, index], [i, err.]. Holmiae [Stockholm]: Impensis Laurentii Salvii.
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Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), swollen.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
According to Powell (1957: 412), the type material is "...best interpreted simply as a form of Fucus vesiculosus L. lacking true vesicles." On the other hand, Rice & Chapman (1985: 449) indicate that morphometric characters suggest "...an equal probability of being F. evanescens or F. vesiculosus. If the specimen is indeed Fucus evanescens then it is the earliest name for this complex. Here, we have followed Powell's suggestion.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: "Rörstad i Nordland"
De Toni, G.B. (1895). Sylloge algarum omnium hucusque cognitarum. Vol. III. Fucoideae. Vol. 3 pp. [i]-xvi, -638. Patavii [Padua]: Sumptibus auctoris.
Powell, H.T. (1957). Studies in the genus Fucus L. I. Fucus distichus L. emend. Powell. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 36: 407-432.
Rice, E.L. & Chapman, A.R.O. (1985). A numerical taxonomic study of Fucus distichus (Phaeophyta). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 65: 433-459.
Spencer, M.A., Irvine, L.M. & Jarvis, C.E. (2009). Typification of Linnaean names relevant to algal nomenclature. Taxon 58: 237-260.
Created: 05 March 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 04 September 2012 by M.D. Guiry
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Powell, H.T. & Lewis, J.R. (1952). Occurence of Fucus inflatus L. forma distichus Börgesen on the North Coast of Scotland. Nature, London 169: 508, 509.
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