Fucus tenuissimus Withering 1796

Publication Details
Fucus tenuissimus Withering 1796: 117

Published in: Withering, W. (1796). An arrangement of British plants; according to the latest improvements of the Linnaean system. To which is prefixed, an easy introduction to the study of botany. Illustrated by copper plates. The third edition, in four volumes. Vol. IV pp. [i-iii], [i]-418 [p. 418 in some copies err. numbered 420], pls XVII, XVIII, XXXI [sic]. Birmingham & London: Printed for the Author, by M. Swinney; Sold by C.G. & J. Robinson [etc.].

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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 Chondria capillaris (Hudson) M.J.Wynne.

Type Information
Syntype localities: "On the Southern coasts, near Christ Church Hants. At Weymouth. Near Margate. Summer."; (Withering 1796: 117) Lectotype: BM; (Gordon-Mills 1987: 238) Notes: Gordon-Mills (1987:238) effective lectotypified this name with a specimen in BM annotated "The Lookout" Weymouth, Dorset, England, collected by Samuel Goodenough. Gordon-Mills used the term "Holotype" on p. 238 but also on the same page says "accepted as the type...".

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), very fine (Lewis & Short 1890).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 17 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 03 April 2018

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 03 April 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 01 December 2022

 
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