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Fucus pygmaeus Lightfoot

Publication details
Fucus pygmaeus Lightfoot 1777: 964, pl. 32

Published in: Lightfoot, J. (1777). Flora scotica: or, a systematic arrangement, in the Linnaean method, of the native plants of Scotland and the Hebrides. Vol. II. pp. 545-1151 [1-24], pls 1-35. London: printed for B. White at Horace's Head, in Fleet-Street.
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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 Lichina pygmaea (Lightfoot) C.Agardh

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

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Lichen confinis O.F.Müller 1782

Taxonomic notes
According to Athanasiadis (1996), Pygmaea pumila (Hudson) Kuntze is the correct name of this lichen (see Papenfuss 1950: 203).

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Agardh, C.A. (1820 '1821'). Species algarum rite cognitae, cum synonymis, differentiis specificis et descriptionibus succinctis. Volumen primum. Pars prima. pp. [i-iv], [1]-168. Lundae [Lund]: ex officina Berlingiana.

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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 September 2018.

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