Ascophyllum nodosum var. mackayi (Turner) Cotton 1912

Ascophyllum nodosum f. mackayi (Turner) A.C.Mathieson & Dawes

Current name: Ascophyllum nodosum f. mackayi (Turner) A.C.Mathieson & Dawes
St. Mawes, Cornwall, England - 17 July 2014. Paul Gainey (

Publication Details
Ascophyllum nodosum var. mackayi (Turner) Cotton 1912: 128 (as 'mackaii')

Published in: Cotton, A.D. (1912). Clare Island Survey. Marine algae. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 31B(15): 1-178, pls I-IX.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Ascophyllum is Ascophylla laevigata Stackhouse.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Ascophyllum nodosum f. mackayi (Turner) A.C.Mathieson & Dawes.

Fucus mackayi Turner

Type Information
Type locality: Connemara, Galway, Ireland; (Athanasiadis 1996: 228) Type: BM?; Notes: A more precise locality is unkown. Connemara comprises much of the western part of County Galway (M.D. Guiry, 25 January 2003).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), knotted, knobbly (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 29 June 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 30 June 2018

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 30 June 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 31 March 2023

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