Fucus cartilagineus Linnaeus 1753

Plocamium cartilagineum (Linnaeus) P.S.Dixon

Current name: Plocamium cartilagineum (Linnaeus) P.S.Dixon
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Publication Details
Fucus cartilagineus Linnaeus 1753: 1161

Published in: Linnaeus, C. (1753). Species plantarum, exhibentes plantas rite cognitas, ad genera relatas, cum differentiis specificis, nominibus trivialibus, synonymis selectis, locis natalibus, secundum systema sexuale digestas. Vol. 2 pp. [i], 561-1200, [1-30, index], [i, err.]. Holmiae [Stockholm]: Impensis Laurentii Salvii.

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Publication date: 1 May 1753

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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 Plocamium cartilagineum (Linnaeus) P.S.Dixon.

Type Information
Type locality: "In Oceano australiore" (but probably northern Europe); (Silva & al. 1996: 340) Lectotype: L; 910, 184...14 (Womersley 1994: 389) Notes: This type locality was first recorded by Dixon (1967: 55-57). Northern Europe (Womersley 1994: 389).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), cartilaginous, flexible but firm and tough (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 19 October 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 16 November 2022

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 16 November 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 February 2024

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