Fucus spiralis var. platycarpus
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.
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).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
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.
This is a marine species.
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Fucus spiralis var. platycarpus Batters)
Europe: Channel Islands (Lyle 1920), Ireland (Cotton 1912, Morton 1994), Portugal (De Mesquita Rodrigues 1963), Spain (Miranda 1931, Peña & Bárbara 2002).
Atlantic Islands: Canary Islands (Price, John & Lawson 1978).
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.
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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(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. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 May 2019.