Fucus lacerus Linnaeus 1763: 1627
Published in: Linnaeus, C. (1763). Species plantarum. Vol. 2 pp. 785-1684 (+ 1-64). Stockholm.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Chondrus crispus Stackhouse
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Stackhouse (1802: xxxvi) "The Examination of the LINNEAN Herbarium has enabled me to correct an error. The Plant delineated and defcribcd by me under this Title is one of the sportive varieties of F. crispus [i.e., Chondrus crispus]." - (20 Jan 2017) - M.D. Guiry
Spencer et al. (2009: 249): "This name potentially threatens Chondrus crispus, Mastocarpus stellatus (Stackh.) Guiry or Phyllophora pseudoceranoides (S.G. Gmelin) Newroth & A.R.A. Taylor and may, therefore, be a candidate for rejection (Art. 56.1)." The name has not been formally typified by Spencer et al. (2009: 249), although Stackhouse's somewhat ambiguous comment perhaps constitutes a lectotypification. - (20 Jan 2017) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Stackhouse, J. (1802 '1801'). Nereis britannica; continens species omnes fucorum in insulis britannicis crescentium: descriptione latine et anglico, necnon iconibus ad vivum depictis... Fasc. 3. pp. xxv-xl, 71-112, 1-4, 1-3, pls XIII-XVII, A-G. Bathoniae [Bath] & Londini [London]: S. Hazard; J. White.
Spencer, M.A., Irvine, L.M. & Jarvis, C.E. (2009). Typification of Linnaean names relevant to algal nomenclature. Taxon 58: 237-260.
Created: 21 November 2005 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 20 January 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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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 16 November 2018.