Fucus patens & Woodward
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.
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).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
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
This is a marine species.
Syntype localities: Marazion in littore Cornubiensi et apud Ilfracombe in com. Devon. frequens [Marazion, Cornwall and Ilfracombe, South Devon, England] (Goodenough & Woodward 1797: 173).
Created: 06 June 2000 by Fabio Rindi
Verified by: 27 February 2014 by M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 23 March 2019.