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Fucus spiralis var. platycarpus Batters

Publication details
Fucus spiralis var. platycarpus Batters 1902: 50

Published in: Batters, E.A.L. (1902). A catalogue of the British marine algae being a list of all the species of seaweeds known to occur on the shores of the British Islands, with the localities where they are found. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign 40(Supplement): 1-107.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Fucus is Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Fucus guiryi Zardi, Nicastro, E.S.Serrão & G.A.Pearson

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), spiral (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Although Fucus platycarpus, the intended basionym, is an illegitmate name, this taxon can be treated as a new name at the varietal level and attributed to Batters.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Zardi, G.I., Nicastro, K.R., Canovas, F., Costa, J.F., Serrão, E.A. & Pearson, G.A. (2011). Adaptive traits are maintained on steep selective gradients despite gene flow and hybridization in the intertidal zone. PLoS ONE 6(6): 1-13.

Key references
Billard, E., Serrão, E.A., Pearson, G.A., Destombe, C. & Valero, M. (2010). Fucus vesiculosus and spiralis complex: a nested model of local adaptation at the shore level. Marine Ecology Progress Series 405: 163-174.

Created: 07 March 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 03 November 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Børgesen, F. (1909). Fucus spiralis Linné or Fucus platycarpus Thuret: a question of nomenclature. Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany 39: 105-119, pl. 9.

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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 18 November 2018.

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