Fucus dichotomus Lepechin 1775: 479, pl. XX 
Published in: Lepechin, J. (1775). Quattuor Fucorum species descriptae. Novi Commentarii Academiae Scientarum imperialis Petropolitanae 19: 476-481, pls 20-23.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Fimbrifolium dichotomum (Lepechin) G.I.Hansen
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), dichotomous, having divisions always in pairs (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Neotype locality: Cape Ann, at Good Harbour Beach, Massachusetts, USA (Hansen 1980: 208). Neotype: Gayle I. Hansen; 21 August 1976; FH (Hansen 1980: 208). Notes: Original type locality: "In littus maris Albi, quod incolis Terscoy audit"
Source of current name
Hansen, G.I. (1980). A morphological study of Fimbrifolium, a new genus in the Cystocloniaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta). Journal of Phycology 16: 207-217.
Created: 13 May 2000 by Fabio Rindi
Verified by: 02 August 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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Sauvageau, C. (1915). Sur une nouvelle espéce de Fucus, F. dichotomus Sauv. Compte Rendu Hebdomadaire des Séances de l'Académie des Sciences, Paris 160: 557-559, no fig.
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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 20 March 2019.