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Desmarestia herbacea (Turner) J.V.Lamouroux

Publication details
Desmarestia herbacea (Turner) J.V.Lamouroux 1813: 45

Published in: 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.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Desmarestia is Desmarestia aculeata (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Fucus herbaceus Turner

Type information
Type locality: USA: "on the North-west coast of America" (Silva 1996-to date). Type: Archibald Menzies; (Silva 1996-to date Notes: Type: BM 000562739; fig. 19 in Anderson 1985 (Yang et al. 2014: 162).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), herbaceous, not woody.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Fucus herbaceus Turner 1808
Laminaria herbacea (Turner) C.Agardh 1817
Desmia herbacea (Lamouroux) Postels & Ruprecht 1840
Desmarestia ligulata var. herbacea (Turner) J.Agardh 1848

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Sporochnus herbaceus (Lamouroux) C.Agardh 1821

Nomenclatural notes
M.J. Wynne points out (e-mail, August 2006): "Turner, who based his material on a collection made by Menzies on the northwest coast of America, is often thought to have made an illegitimate name because of Hudson's (1778) Fucus herbaceus, described from Hastings in Sussex. MICH Library has that Hudson work (1778), and I can confirm what Paul Silva's INA card states, that Fucus herbaceus Huds. is on page 582, BUT on page 662, Hudson placed his own [unpublished] name in synonymy with Fucus ligulatus Lightfoot (1777). Silva's INA card stares that F. herbaceus Hudson was "not validly published". So that would mean that Turner's name F. herbaceus was not an illegitimate name after all, that the authorship of Demarestia herbacea is (Turner) J.V. Lamouroux. Lamouroux did base it on the Pacific North American specimen of Turner (a Menzies collection), not a European specimen." - (15 Aug 2006) - Wendy Guiry

Taxonomic notes
Included in synonymy with Desmarestia ligulata by Abbott & Hollenberg (1979: 222), but, according to Silva (1979: 336), "...the argument offered in support of this treatment is not convincing..." - (16 Aug 2006) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Papenfuss, G.F. (1964). Catalogue and bibliography of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic benthic marine algae. In: Antarctic Research Series. Volume 1. Bibliography of the Antarctic Seas. (Lee, M.O. Eds), pp. 1-76. Washington D.C.: American Geophysical Union.

Pedroche, P.F., Silva, P.C., Aguilar Rosas, L.E., Dreckmann, K.M. & Aguilar Rosas, R. (2008). Catálogo de las algas benthónicas del Pacífico de México II. Phaeophycota. pp. [i-viii], i-vi, 15-146. Mexicali & Berkeley: Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana; Universidad Autónoma de Baja California; University of California Berkeley.

Smith, G.M. (1944). Marine algae of the Monterey Peninsula. pp. i-ix, 1-622, 98 pls. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Yang, E.C., Peters, A.F., Kawai, H., Stern, R., Hanyuda, T., Bárbara, I., Müller, D.G., Strittmatter, M., Prud'homme van Reine, W.F. & Küpper, F.C. (2014). Ligulate Desmarestia (Desmarestiales, Phaeophyceae) revisited: D. japonica sp. nov. and D. dudresnayi differ from D. ligulata. Journal of Phycology 50(1): 149-166.

Zinova, A.D. (1966). Novitates de algis marinis antarcticis ac subantarcticis. Novitates Systematicae Plantarum Non Vascularium 3: 103-109, no figs. [in Russian]

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