Gigantea digitata ( )
Laminaria digitata (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire, England; plants at low water
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Gigantea digitata (Hudson) Stackhouse 1816: xi
Published in: Stackhouse, J. (1816). Nereis britannica Editio altera. Nova addita classificatione cryptogamiarum [sic] respectu generis Fuci. pp. [i]-xii, [i]- 68, 20 pls. Oxonii [Oxford]: excudebat S. Collingwood.
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Gigantea.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Laminaria digitata (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux
Fucus digitatus Hudson
Type locality: Habitat in rupibus marinis [Dwells on marine rocks, England] (Hudson 1762: 475).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), digitate, with leaflets radiating from tip of leaf-stalk (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
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
Lamouroux, J.V.F. (1813). Essai sur les genres de la famille des Thalassiophytes non articulées. Annales du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris 20: 21-47, 115-139, 267-293, pls 7-13.
Created: 24 January 2011 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 29 August 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 September 2019.