Phasgonon esculentum ( ) S.F.Gray
Alaria esculenta (Linnaeus) Greville Spiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland; close-up of frond with mid-rib
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Phasgonon esculentum (Linnaeus) S.F.Gray 1821: 385
Published in: Gray, S.F. (1821). A natural arrangement of British plants, according to their relations to each other, as pointed out by Jussieu, De Candolle, Brown, &c. including those cultivated for use; with an introduction to botany, in which the terms newly introduced are explained; illustrated by figures. pp. vol. 1: [i]-xxviii, - 824, pls I-XXI plates. London: Printed for Baldwin, Cradock & Joy, Paternoster-Row.
A type species for this genus does not appear to have been designated.
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.
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Source of current name
Widdowson, T.B. (1971). A taxonomic revision of the genus Alaria Greville. Syesis 4: 11-49.
Created: 13 March 2006 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 28 January 2011 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 June 2019.