Fucus hyperboreus Gunnerus 1776
Laminaria hyperborea (Gunnerus) FoslieFinavarra, Co. Clare, Ireland; plant with Palmaria palmata (Dulse) at MLWS - 29 March 2002. Michael Guiry (email@example.com)
Fucus hyperboreus Gunnerus 1776: 34, pl. III : no. 61
Published in: Gunnerus, J.E. (1776 '1772'). Flora norvegica, observationibus praesertim oeconomicis panosque norvegici locupletata. Pars posterior, cum iconibus. pp. [i]- viii, -148, indices, pls I-IX. Hafnia [Copenhagen]: Impensis Frederici Christiani Pelt.
Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Laminaria hyperborea (Gunnerus) Foslie.
Type locality: Nowrway; (Gunnerus 1776: 1091) Holotype: TRH; (Jørgensen 2012: 1091) Notes: "Gunnerus did not refer to any specific collection, but only had a general comment that the species is common in Nordland and Finnmark. There is, however, a reference to one illustration, tab. III in his own Flora The drawing is not particularly good with the divided upper parts turned into a wrong position, just as in the only specimen in his herbarium (61.1) which is without any data. It is obviously the one used for the illustration and accordingly the holotype." (Jørgensen 2012: 1091).
Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), belonging to the extreme north, northern (Stearn 1973).
This is a marine species.
Created: 04 October 1998 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 21 June 2020
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 21 June 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 14 August 2022