Orgyia esculenta ( )
Alaria esculenta (Linnaeus) Greville Spiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland; fertile sporophylls; dark areas are zoosporangial sori
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Orgyia esculenta (Linnaeus) Stackhouse 1816: 24
Published in: Stackhouse, J. (1816). Nereis britannica Editio altera. Nova addita classificatione cryptogamiarum [sic] respectu generis Fuci. pp. [i]-xii, [i]- 68, 20 pls. Oxonii [Oxford]: excudebat S. Collingwood.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Orgyia.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Alaria esculenta (Linnaeus) Greville
Fucus esculentus Linnaeus
Type locality: Atlantic Ocean (Widdowson 1971: 31). Lectotype: LINN 1274.63 (Widdowson 1971: 31).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), edible (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Widdowson, T.B. (1971). A taxonomic revision of the genus Alaria Greville. Syesis 4: 11-49.
Created: 18 January 2003 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 21 June 2006 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 16 February 2019.