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Saccorhiza bulbosa J.Agardh, nom. illeg.

Publication details
Saccorhiza bulbosa J.Agardh 1848: 138, nom. illeg.

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1848). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen Primum. Algas fucoideas complectens. pp. [i-vi], [i]-viii, [1]-363. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Saccorhiza is Laminaria bulbosa J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Saccorhiza polyschides (Lightfoot) Batters

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), bulbous.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Generally cited as Saccorhiza bulbosa (Hudson) Pylaie. Dr Michael Wynne writes (21 January 2004): “The Herbarium of the Univ. of Michigan is very fortunate to have this very rare work of Bachelot de la Pylaie (1830, "1829"), in which he described four new kelp genera, including Saccorhiza [nom. cons.]. He did designate the type species of Saccorhiza to be "Lam. bulbosa Lamx.". However, he failed to make the transfer, that is, effect the combination of "Saccorhiza bulbosa". I am not sure who might have validated that combination, but it was not "Bach. Pyl." In accordance with the ICBN, all combinations based on Fucus bulbosus Hudson are in any case illegitimate.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Saccorhiza bulbosa J.Agardh)
Gaeilge: Claidhmh, Madra, Clabhthaí, Cabhthaí (Brennan 1950), Claíomh (Anonymous 1978).

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Key references
De Toni, G.B. (1895). Sylloge algarum omnium hucusque cognitarum. Vol. III. Fucoideae. Vol. 3 pp. [i]-xvi, [1]-638. Patavii [Padua]: Sumptibus auctoris.

Funk, G. (1955). Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Meeresalgen von Neapel: Zugleich mikrophotographischer Atlas. Pubblicazioni della Stazione Zoologica di Napoli 25(Suppl.): i-x , 1-178, 36 figs.

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