Fucus barbatus & Woodward, nom. illeg.
Fucus barbatus Goodenough & Woodward 1797: 103, 128, nom. illeg.
Published in: Goodenough, S. & Woodward, T.J. (1797). Observations on the British Fuci, with particular descriptions of each species. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 3: 84-235, pls 16-19.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Cystoseira barbata (Stackhouse) C.Agardh
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), bearded.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Roberts (1968: 257-258) gave reasons for considering Fucus barbatus Goodenough & Woodward a new species rather than a redescription of F. barbatus Linnaeus (1753: 1161; type locality: 'Oceano'), even though she thought that the two names apply to the same species. When F. barbatus Goodenough & Woodward is interpreted as a later homonym, it is not priorable, and Abrotanifolia barbata Stackhouse, intended to be a new combination, is treated as a new name in accordance with Art. 58.3 (Silva, Basson & Moe 1966). - (26 Jul 2006) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Devon, England (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 647).
Source of current name
Roberts, M. (1968). Taxonomic and nomenclatural notes on the genus Cystoseira C. Ag. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 60: 251-264, 5 pls.
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.
Created: 24 September 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 01 April 2015 by Wendy Guiry
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Wendy 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 20 January 2019.