Sargassum cymosum var. lendigerum ( )
Sargassum cymosum var. lendigerum (Linnaeus) Grunow 1916: 139
Published in: Grunow, A. (1916). Additamenta ad cognitionem Sargassorum. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 66: 1-48, 136-185.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Sargassum lendigerum (Linnaeus) C.Agardh
Fucus lendigerus Linnaeus
Type locality: Ad insulam Adsensionis [Ascension Island] (Linnaeus 1753: 1160). Lectotype: Osbeck; LINN 1274.44 (Spencer, Irvine & Jarvis 2009: 249).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Silva, Basson & Moe (1996: 667) write "This variety is based on Fucus lendigerus Turner (not F. lendigerus Linnaeus; Sargassum lendigerum...) and must be accredited to directly to Grunow." This conclusion results from the comment of Grunow (loc. cit.) "Haec varietas est sine ullo dubio planta a Turnero depicta, sed in dubio manet, qui sit Fucus lendigerus Linne, qua de cause nomen S. cymosi J. Agardhii adoptavi". However, Linda Irvine (e-mail, 2 July 2006) points out that Turner's illustration was actually based on Linnaeus's specimen and thus the variety is indeed based on Linnaeus's material. - (2 Jul 2006) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Syntype localities: Ascension Island; Islas Canarias; "Senegambia"; Port Natal (Durban), South Africa; La Guaira, Venezuela; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 667).
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 January 2020.