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Fucus fungiformis Gunnerus 1776

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Fucophycidae
Order Fucales
Family Fucaceae
Genus Fucus


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Fucus fungiformis Gunnerus
Point Loma, Cabrillo National Monument, Calfornia. Identification tentative.. 07 Sep 2018. © National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior.

Fucus fungiformis Gunnerus
Peter the Great Bay, Russia. 28 Mar 2012. Oksana Belous. © Oksana Belous (ksu_bio@mail.ru).

Fucus fungiformis Gunnerus
Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada. Colin Bates (colinba@interchange.ubc.ca). © Coastal Imageworks (colinba@interchange.ubc.ca).


Fucus prolifer Forsskål

Ralfsia fungiformis (Gunnerus) Setchell & N.L.Gardner Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada
© Coastal Imageworks (colinba@interchange.ubc.ca)

Publication details
Fucus fungiformis Gunnerus 1776: 107

Published in: Gunnerus, J.E. (1776 '1772'). Flora norvegica, observationibus praesertim oeconomicis panosque norvegici locupletata. Pars posterior, cum iconibus. pp. [i]- viii, [1]-148, indices, pls I-IX. Hafnia [Copenhagen]: Impensis Frederici Christiani Pelt.
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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 Ralfsia fungiformis (Gunnerus) Setchell & N.L.Gardner

Type information
Type locality: "Habitat in Islandia" [Iceland] (Gunnerus 1776: 1091). Epitype: Helgi Jonsson; Iceland, Kolbeinsø, 1897; UPS (Jørgensen 2012: 1091). Notes: "Gunnerus had no specimens, only citing Bauhin’s Pinax and Oeder’s treatment in Flora Danica 3(7), with tab. 420, which is the holotype. The Koenig specimen from Iceland which this is based on, has not been traced, so I here designate another Icelandic specimen as an epitype." (Jørgensen 2012: 1091)

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine 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
Setchell, W.A. & Gardner, N.L. (1924). Phycological contributions, VII. University of California Publications in Botany 13: 1-13.

Key references
Jørgensen, P.M. (2012). New names in Gunnerus’s Flora Norvegica, and their typification. Taxon 65(5): 1088-1095, 8 figs.

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