Fucus spiciferus M.Vahl 1802

Acanthophora spicifera (M.Vahl) Børgesen

Current name: Acanthophora spicifera (M.Vahl) Børgesen
Panama; Branch with spines only on branchletsDiane Littler (littlerd@si.edu)

Publication Details
Fucus spiciferus M.Vahl 1802: 44

Published in: Vahl, M. (1802). Endeel kryptogamiske Planter fra St.-Croix. Skrifter af Naturhistorie-Selskabet, København 5(2): 29-47.

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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 Acanthophora spicifera (M.Vahl) Børgesen.

Type Information
Type locality: St Croix, Virgin Islands; (Vahl 1802: 44) Holotype: C; 1044 (Perrone et al 2006: 37) Notes: Herbarium: C? (Yoshida, 1998: 1006). According to de Jong et al. (1999: 138), the holotype (C 124/93 (nº 10)) is from Key West, Florida, but this appears to be an error (Huisman 2018: 482). The holotype consists of two dried specimens (a tetrasporophyte and a cystocarpic specimen).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 04 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 29 December 2023

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 29 December 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 20 May 2024

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