Fucus giganteus Gaudichaud, nom. illeg.
Fucus giganteus Gaudichaud 1826: 121, 152, nom. illeg.
Published in: Gaudichaud, C. (1826). Botanique. In: Voyage autour du monde...exécuté sur les corvettes de S.M. l'Uranie et la Physicienne, pendant les annés 1817, 1818, 1819 et 1820. (De Freycinet, L. Eds), pp. [i]-vii, 1-522. Paris:
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Macrocystis pyrifera (Linnaeus) C.Agardh
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), huge.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
illegitimate: superfluous; elsewhere in work referred to as Fucus pyriferus - (13 Apr 2008) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Created: 26 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 13 April 2008 by M.D. Guiry
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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 19 November 2018.