Fucus dichotomus ( ) , nom. illeg.
Dictyota dichotoma (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux Spanish Point, Co. Clare, Ireland; lower intertidal pools
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Fucus dichotomus (Hudson) Bertoloni 1819: 314, nom. illeg.
Published in: Bertoloni, A. (1819). Amoenitates italicae sistentes opuscula ad rem herbariam et zoologiam Italiae spectantia. pp. [i-vi] + 1-472, 6 pls. Bononiae [Bologna]: Typis Annesii de Nobilibus.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Dictyota dichotoma (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux
Ulva dichotoma Hudson
Type locality: Walney Island, Lancashire, England (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 589). Notes: According to Womersley (1987: 194), the type is from England: probably lost. According to De Clerck (2003), a neotype needs to be selected.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), dichotomous, having divisions always in pairs (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Illegitimate: priority for Fucus dichotomus Lepechin, 1775.
This is a marine species.
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: 27 May 2005 by Wendy Guiry
Verified by: 09 November 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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Sauvageau, C. (1915). Sur une nouvelle espéce de Fucus, F. dichotomus Sauv. Compte Rendu Hebdomadaire des Séances de l'Académie des Sciences. Paris. 160: 11-14.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 24 September 2018.