Fucus furcatus C. , nom. illeg.
Fucus furcatus C.Agardh 1820: 97, nom. illeg.
Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1820 '1821'). Species algarum rite cognitae, cum synonymis, differentiis specificis et descriptionibus succinctis. Volumen primum. Pars prima. pp. [i-iv], -168. Lundae [Lund]: ex officina Berlingiana.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Fucus distichus Linnaeus
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), forked, furcate (Stearn 1992).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
The single specimen attributed to this taxon in LD, Agardh No 00278, was not the basis of Agardh’s illustration (Athanasiadis, 1996: 225, citing Rice & Chapman, 1985).
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Silva, P.C. (1953). The identity of certain Fuci of Esper. Wasmann Journal of Biology 11: 221-232.
De Toni, G.B. (1895). Sylloge algarum omnium hucusque cognitarum. Vol. III. Fucoideae. Vol. 3 pp. [i]-xvi, -638. Patavii [Padua]: Sumptibus auctoris.
Smith, G.M. (1944). Marine algae of the Monterey Peninsula. pp. i-ix, 1-622, 98 pls. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
Created: 23 June 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 05 September 2012 by M.D. Guiry
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Anonymous (1863). Fucus furcatus Agardh, a new British seaweed. Journal of Botany, London 1: 283.
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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 21 November 2018.