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Saccharina bongardiana f. bifurcata Selivanova, Zhigadlova & G.I.Hansen, nom. inval. 2007

Publication details
Saccharina bongardiana f. bifurcata Selivanova, Zhigadlova & G.I.Hansen 2007: 283, nom. inval.

Published in: Selivanova, O.N., Zhigadlova, G.G. & Hansen, G.I. (2007). Revision of the systematics of algae in the order Laminariales (Phaeophyta) from the Far-Eastern Seas of Russia on the basis of molecular-phylogenetic data. Russian Journal of Marine Biology 33: 278-289.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Saccharina is Saccharina plana Stackhouse.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Laminaria digitata (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Invalid: "failure to cite [the correct] basionym (Fucus bifurcatus Gunnerus)" [INA]. The citation reads: "Basionym: Laminaria bongardiana f. bifurcata Postels et Ruprecht, Illustr. Alg., 1840: 10, pl. XIV." However, Laminaria bongardiana ß bifurcata Postels et Ruprecht" [Postels & Ruprecht used on "ß"] included in synonymy Fucus bifurcatus Gunnerus, which should be regarded as the intended basionym. As a new name, a Latin description and the designation of a type would be necessary. In accordance with ICN Art. 37.4 ("If in one whole publication (Art. 37.5), prior to 1 January 1890, only one infraspecific rank is admitted, it is considered to be that of variety unless this would be contrary to the author%u2019s statements in the same publication."), Laminaria bongardiana ß bifurcata Postels et Ruprecht should be regarded as a variety and not a forma (Wynne 2016). - (28 Jun 2016) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Saccharina bongardiana f. bifurcata Selivanova, Zhigadlova & G.I.Hansen)
Asia: Russia (Selivanova, Zhigadlova & Hansen 2007).

Source of current name
Wynne, M.J. (2016). Lectotypification of Fucus bifurcatus Gunnerus. Notulae Algarum 8: 1-3, 2 figs.

Created: 05 July 2008 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 29 June 2016 by M.D. Guiry

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 28 September 2021.

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