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Fucus patens Goodenough & Woodward

Publication details
Fucus patens Goodenough & Woodward 1797: 105, 173

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.
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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 Chondrus crispus Stackhouse

Origin of species name
Participle B (Latin), spreading, outspread, diverging from the axis at almost 90 degrees (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
The original material from Cornwall and Devon in England is representative of the highly polymorphic species Chondrus crispus. Later authors have used the name to apply to an unrelated species of Gymnogongrus. - (14 Jun 2008) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Syntype localities: Marazion in littore Cornubiensi et apud Ilfracombe in com. Devon. frequens [Marazion, Cornwall and Ilfracombe, South Devon, England] (Goodenough & Woodward 1797: 173).

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 October 2018.

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