Fucus hypnoides R. ex Turner, nom. illeg.
Fucus hypnoides R.Brown ex Turner 1809: 93-94, pl. 173, nom. illeg.
Published in: Turner, D. (1809-1811 '1811'). Fuci sive plantarum fucorum generi a botanicis ascriptarum icones descriptiones et historia. Fuci, or colored figures and descriptions of the plants referrred by botanists to the genus Fucus. Vol. III pp. [i], -148 , [1-2], pl. 135-196 (col. copp. by W.J. Hooker and others). Londini [London]: typis J. M'Creery, impensis J. et A. Arch.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Caulerpa flexilis J.V.Lamouroux ex C.Agardh
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), resembling the mosses, specifically the genus Hypnum (Neal 1993).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Illegitimate: priority for Fucus hypnoides Wulfen, 1787. - (31 Jan 2016) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Kent Islands, Bass Strait, Australia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 821).
Created: 17 November 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 31 January 2016 by M.D. Guiry
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Crouan, P.L. & Crouan, H.M. (1848). Études sur l'organisation, la fructification et la classification du Fucus wigghii de Turner et de Smith, et de l'Atractophora hypnoides. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Botanique 10: 361-376.
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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 18 January 2019.