Fucus inflatus Linnaeus 1753: 1159
Original publication: 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 taxonomic synonym of Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), swollen.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Rörstad i Nordland
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Fucus inflatus Linnaeus)
Europe: Sweden (Kylin 1947).
Atlantic Islands: E. Greenland (Lund 1959).
North America: Alaska (Lindstrom 1977).
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.
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.
SAG Cultures may be viewed at http://sagdb.uni-goettingen.de/showstrains.php?genus=Fucus&species=inflatus
Cultures from the Scandinavian Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Copenhagen (SCCAP) and Protozoa may be viewed at http://www.sccap.dk/search/algaebase.asp?Genus=Fucus&Species=inflatus
Created: 05 March 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 04 September 2012 by M.D. Guiry
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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)
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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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2014. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 11 March 2014.
Algaebase taxon LSID: urn:lsid:algaebase.org:taxname:108414