Fucus tomentosus Hudson 1778: 584, nom. illeg.
Original publication: Hudson, [W.] (1778). Flora anglica; exhibens plantas per regnum Britanniæ sponte crescentes, distributas secundum systema sexuale: cum differentiis specierum, synonymis auctorum, nominibus incolarum, solo locorum, tempore florendi, officinalibus pharmacopæorum. Tomus II. Editio altera, emendata et aucta.. pp. [i], 335-690. Londini [London]: impensis auctoris: prostant venales apud J. Nourse, in the Strand.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a taxonomic synonym of Himanthalia elongata (Linnaeus) S.F.Gray
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), tomentose, i.e., thickly and evenly covered with short more or less adpressed curled or curved matted hairs (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Fucus tomentosus Hudson)
Africa: Ghana (Price, John & Lawson 1978).
Source of synonymy
Newton, L.M. (1953). Marine algae. In: The John Murray Expedition 1933-34 scientific reports. ( Eds) Vol.9, pp. 395-420. London:
SAG Cultures may be viewed at http://sagdb.uni-goettingen.de/showstrains.php?genus=Fucus&species=tomentosus
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=tomentosus
Created: 04 August 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 23 September 2004 by M.D. Guiry
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Linking to this page: http://www.algaebase.org/search/species/detail/?species_id=19586
Cite this record as:
Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2014. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 07 March 2014.
Algaebase taxon LSID: No taxonomy record found for this level.