Bonnemaisonia nootkana ( ) P.C.
Bonnemaisonia nootkana (Esper) P.C.Silva 1953: 225
Published in: Silva, P.C. (1953). The identity of certain Fuci of Esper. Wasmann Journal of Biology 11: 221-232.
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Fucus nootkanus Esper
Fucus nootkanus Esper 1802
Silva, Basson & Moe (1996: 298) write "Bory de Saint-Vincent (1828 [1826-1829]: 157-158), believing that a collection made by Dumont d'Urville at Concepción, Chile matched the protologue of Fucus nootkanus Esper (1802 [1802-1808]: 30, pl. CXXV; type locality: Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island, Canada), transferred Esper's species to Hypnea but unnecessarily changed the epithet to esperi ['esperii']. Hypnea esperi is thus an illegitimate name to be retained in the synonymy of F. nootkanus. The identity of F. nootkanus is uncertain. J. Agardh (1851 [1851-1863]: 451) thought that it might be conspecific with his new species, Hypnea nidifica J. Agardh (l.c.; type locality: Hawaiian Islands). Doty (1947b: 164) thought that it was conspecific with Pikea californica Harvey (1853: 246-247), while P. Silva (1953: 225-226) thought that it was conspecific with Bonnemaisonia californica Buffham (1896: 181-182, pl. IX: figs. 8-10). Examination of an isotype specimen (in BM) by Silva (unpublished) has revealed an associated biota indicative of tropical or subtropical waters, thus eliminating Nootka Sound as the provenance and supporting J. Agardh's opinion." - (17 Aug 2006) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Hollenberg, G.J. & Abbott, I.A. (1966). Supplement to Smith's marine algae of the Monterey Peninsula. pp. [i]-ix [xii], -130, 53 figs. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.
Created: 26 April 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 23 June 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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Boney, A.D. (1978). Audouinella bonnemaisoniae (Batt.) Dixon in Bonnemaisonia nootkana (Esper) Silva: in situ and in vitro studies. Syesis 11: 65-71.
Chihara, M. (1965). Germination of carpospores of Bonnemaisonia nootkana, with special reference to the life cycle. Phycologia 5(1): 71-79.
Young, D.N., McConnell, O.J. & Fenical, W. (1981). In vivo biosynthesis of tribromoheptane oxide in Bonnemaisonia nootkana. Phytochemistry 20: 2335-2337.
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