Fucus gracilis Stackhouse 1801

Gracilaria gracilis (Stackhouse) Steentoft, L.M.Irvine & Farnham

Gracilaria gracilis (Stackhouse) Steentoft, L.M.Irvine & FarnhamSaldanha Bay, Western Cape, South Africa; collecting plantsRobert Anderson (Robert.Anderson@uct.ac.za)

Publication Details
Fucus gracilis Stackhouse 1801: xxx, 100, pl. XVI in part

Published in: 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.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Fucus is Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gracilaria gracilis (Stackhouse) Steentoft, L.M.Irvine & Farnham.

Type Information
Type locality: "Padstow, Cornwall, and elsewhere", England; (Athanasiadis 1996: 63) Type: Stackhouse; BM; Notes: This type locality was first recorded as a lectotype without provenance by Steentoft, L.Irvine & Farnham (1995: 115, fig. 1) (Silva et al., 1996)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), thin, slender (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 28 September 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 31 December 2009

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 31 December 2009. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 29 November 2022

 
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