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Fucus gelatinus Esper 1800

Publication details
Fucus gelatinus Esper 1800: 188 [148 in error], pl. CI [101]: figs 1-7

Published in: Esper, E.J.C. (1800). Icones fucorum cum characteribus systematicis, synonimis (sic) auctorum et descriptionibus novarum specierum. Abbildungen der Tange mit beygefügten systematischen Kennzeichen, Anführungen der Schriftsteller, und Beschribungen der neuen Gattungen. Vol. Erster Theil. Part 4 pp. 167-217, Plates LXXXVIII-CXI. Nürnberg: Raspe.
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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 Betaphycus gelatinus (Esper) Doty ex P.C.Silva

Type information
Type locality: Not specified [" in den ostindischen Meeren, und vorzüglich an den Küsten von China" (INA)] (Silva & al. 1996: 325). Lectotype: HGB (Doty 1988: 188). Notes: Doty (1995: 243) notes that the type material for this species appears to be from an abundance of frond fragments found in the Esper collections housed in the Herbarium of Institut Allgemeine Botanik, Hamburg, Gemany (HGB). A fragment (numbered 34697) in the Agardh Hebarium at the University of Lund, Sweden (LD), appears to have come from thiis Esper collection. Physically, these fragments are poorly preserved but they are accepted as isolectotypes. The specimen illustrated by Doty (1988, fig. 23A) is in the Hamburg herbarium and was selected as the lectotype and the LD specimen is an isolectotype. [HBG fide Doty in Abbott (ed.) Taxon. Econ. Seaweeds 5: 243, 1995 (INA)].

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
This name, along with some other algal names introduced by Esper, appeared on a mispaginated portion of Part 4 of Esper's "Icones fucorum". The page number given is "148" which should have been page 188 and appeared in 1800 not 1797. This has no bearing on its priority. - (11 Oct 2018) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Fucus gelatinus Esper)
Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

Source of current name
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: [i]-xiv, 1-1259.

Key references
Doty, M.S. (1988). Podromus ad systematica Eucheumatoideorum: a tribe of commercial seaweeds related to Eucheuma (Solieriaceae, Gigartinales). In: Taxonomy of economic seaweeds with reference to some Pacific and Caribbean species. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.2, pp. 159-207. La Jolla: California Sea Grant College Program [Report T-CSGCP-018].

Doty, M.S. (1995). Betaphycus philippinensis gen. et sp. nov. and related species (Solieriaceae, Gigartinales). In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.5, pp. 237-245. La Jolla, California: California Sea Grant College System.

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