Ectocarpus onustus Kützing
Ectocarpus onustus Kützing 1849: 457
Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1849). Species algarum. pp. [i]-vi, -922. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: F.A. Brockhaus.
Publication date: 23-24 July 1849
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Hummia onusta (Kützing) J.Fiore
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: "Ad Galveston (Texas)" [USA] (Kützing 1849: 547). Notes: Fiore (1975: 497) remarked "Though the type of Ectocarpus onustus was lost during World War II, Kuckuck's accurate illustrations of plants from the type specimen leave no doubt as to the identity of the species. Kuckuck's illustrations are more accurate than those of Kiitzing (1855) and are designated as the neotype of the species.". The type material is surely in Kützing's herbarium at L and the neotypification may be superfluous.
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
Fiore, J. (1975). A new generic name for Farlowiella onusta (Phaeophyta). Taxon 24: 497-498, no figs.
Created: 23 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 24 July 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 15 September 2019.