Fucus herbaceus , nom. inval. 1778
Fucus herbaceus Hudson 1778: 252, nom. inval.
Published in: Hudson, [W.] (1778). Flora anglica; exhibens plantas per regnum Britanniæ sponte crescentes, distributas secundum systema sexuale: cum differentiis specierum, synonymis auctorum, nominibus incolarum, solo locorum, tempore florendi, officinalibus pharmacopæorum. Tomus II. Editio altera, emendata et aucta.. pp. [i], 335-690. Londini [London]: impensis auctoris: prostant venales apud J. Nourse, in the Strand.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Desmarestia ligulata (Stackhouse) J.V.Lamouroux
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), herbaceous, not woody.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
M.J. Wynne points out (e-mail, August 2006): "Turner, who based his material on a collection made by Menzies on the northwest coast of America, is often thought to have made an illegitimate name because of Hudson's (1778) Fucus herbaceus, described from Hastings in Sussex. MICH Library has that Hudson work (1778), and I can confirm what Paul Silva's INA card states, that Fucus herbaceus Huds. is on page 582, BUT on page 662, Hudson placed his own [unpublished] name in synonymy with Fucus ligulatus Lightfoot (1777). Silva's INA card stares that F. herbaceus Hudson was "not validly published". So that would mean that Turner's name F. herbaceus was not an illegitimate name afterall, that the authorship of Demarestia herbacea is (Turner) J.V. Lamouroux. Lamouroux did base it on the Pacific North American specimen of Turner (a Menzies collection), not a European specimen. - (15 Aug 2006) - Wendy Guiry
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Source of current name
Silva, P.C. (1996-to date). Index Nominum Algarum, University Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/INA.html. Updated continuously. ..
Created: 15 August 2006 by M.D. Guiry
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Wendy Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 October 2020.