Fucus scorpioides 1762
Bostrychia scorpioides (Hudson) Montagne upper intertidal, Ría de Arousa, Galicia, Spain, 2012
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Fucus scorpioides Hudson 1762: 471
Published in: Hudson, [W.] (1762). Flora anglica; exhibens plantas per regnum angliae sponte crescentes, distributas secundum systema sexuale: cum differentiis specierum, synonymis auctorum, nominibus incolarum, solo locorum, tempore florendi, ofììcinalibus pharmacopoeorum. pp. [i]-viii, [1- 8], 1-506, [1-22, ind.]. Londini [London]: Impensis auctoris: Prostant venales apud J. Nourse in the Strand, et C. Moran in Covent-Garden.
Publication date: Jan-Jun 1762
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Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Bostrychia scorpioides (Hudson) Montagne
Type locality: "Habitat in littore Sussexiano; at Selsey-Island plentifully. Dr Dill[enius]. R. Syn. [Selsey, Sussex, England] (Hudson 1762: 471). Notes: Selsey (meaning Seal Island) West Sussex was once an island. It is likely that the type was collected in the saltmarshes west of Selsey Bill by Dillenius. Dixon & Irvine (1982: 96) selected as "holotype" the illustration in Ray (1724: pl. 2: fig. 6) on the basis that Hudson based his description on Ray. The material upon which the illustration is based is in Dillenius's herbarium at OXF). Art 9.1 [Melbourne Code] specifies "A holotype of a name of a species or infraspecific taxon is the one specimen or illustration [prior to 2007] used by the author, or designated by the author as the nomenclatural type."
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This is a brackish species.
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Source of current name
Montagne, C. (1842). Bostrychia. Dictionnaire Universel d'Histoire Naturelle [Orbigny] 2: 660-661.
Ray, J. (1724). Synopsis methodica stirpium britannicarum: tum indigenis, tum in agris cultis, locis suis dispositis; additis generum characteristicis, specierum descriptionibus & virium epitome. Edition tertia multis locis emendata, & quadringentis quinquagenta circiter speciebus noviter detectis aucta. Cum iconibus. Editio tertia. pp. [i-xvi], -482 [1-30], pls I-XIV. Londini [London]: Impensis Gulielmi & Johannis Innys Regiae Societatis Tyopgraphorum, in Area Occidentali D. Pauli.
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Verified by: 30 July 2020 by G.M. Guiry
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