Plocamium tenellum J.V.Lamouroux 1813

Bostrychia tenella (J.V.Lamouroux) J.Agardh

Current name: Bostrychia tenella (J.V.Lamouroux) J.Agardh
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Publication Details
Plocamium tenellum J.V.Lamouroux 1813: 138

Published in: Lamouroux, J.V.F. (1813). Essai sur les genres de la famille des Thalassiophytes non articulées. Annales du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle 20: 21-47, 115-139, 267-293, 7 plates [7-13].

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Publication date: 1813

Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Plocamium is Plocamium vulgare J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Bostrychia tenella (J.V.Lamouroux) J.Agardh.

Type Information
Type locality: Saint Croix [United States Virgin Islands]; Syntype [of Fucus tenellus Vahl]: MEL; 672309A (Yoshida 1998: 1013)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), delicate (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

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

Last updated: 08 April 2022

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