Fucus linearis Forsskål, nom. illeg.
Fucus linearis Forsskål 1775: 190, nom. illeg.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Dictyota dichotoma var. intricata (C.Agardh) Greville
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), linear (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
De Clerck (2003) notes that this is a later homonym of F. linearis Hudson (1762: 467).
De Clerck (2003) notes that the synonymy proposed by C. Agardh (1920: 136), after examination of a specimen in Herb. Hornemann and later adopted by Børgesen (1932: 6), is rejected, as an authentic Forsskål specimen in BM was found to be conspecific with D. dichotoma (Hudson) Lamouroux var. intricata (C. Agardh) Greville.
No habitat entry has yet been made for this entity.
Source of current name
De Clerck, O. (2003). The genus Dictyota in the Indian Ocean. Opera Botanica Belgica 13: 1-205, 54 figs, 12 tables.
Created: 13 May 2005 by Wendy Guiry
Verified by: 27 May 2005 by Wendy Guiry
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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)
Gorostiaga, J.M. (1994). Fucus chalonii or Fucus vesiculosus var. linearis?. The Phycologist 37: 43-44.
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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 21 November 2018.