Fucus hyperboreus Gunnerus 1776

Laminaria hyperborea (Gunnerus) Foslie

Current name: Laminaria hyperborea (Gunnerus) Foslie
Quilty, Co. Clare, Ireland; dry stipe waiting for collection; exported for alginate production; 1970Gerald Blunden (gerald.blunden@port.ac.uk)

Publication Details
Fucus hyperboreus Gunnerus 1776: 34, pl. III [3]: no. 61

Published in: Gunnerus, J.E. (1776 '1772'). Flora norvegica, observationibus praesertim oeconomicis panosque norvegici locupletata. Pars posterior, cum iconibus. pp. [i]- viii, [1]-148, indices, pls I-IX. Hafnia [Copenhagen]: Impensis Frederici Christiani Pelt.

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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 Laminaria hyperborea (Gunnerus) Foslie.

Type Information
Type locality: Norway; (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).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 04 October 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 30 September 2022

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Pier Kuipers in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 30 September 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 September 2023

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