Fucus cordatus Turner 1809
Fucus cordatus Turner 1809: 118, pl. 116
Published in: Turner, D. (1808-1809 '1809'). Fuci sive plantarum fucorum generi a botanicis ascriptarum icones descriptiones et historia. Fuci, or coloured figures and descriptions of the plants referred by botanists to the genus Fucus. Vol. II pp. [i], -164, [1-2], pls 72-134 (col. copp. W.J. Hooker). Londini [London]: typis J. M'Creery, impensis J. et A. Arch.
Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Iridaea cordata (Turner) Bory.
Type locality: "Banks' Isles, on the North West coast of America" [Actually Isla de los Estados, Argentina]; (Hughey, Silva & Hommersand 2001: 1097) Type: Archibald Menzies; E; (Hommersand, Guiry, Fredericq & Leister 1993: 112) Notes: Although the location cited by Turner is in North America, Hughey et al. (2001: 1097) have provided incontrovertible evidence that the specimen was actually collected in South America, being identical to specimens collected from Isla de los Estados, Argentina. Menzies was ship's surgeon on Capt Colnett's Price of Wales on the northern shore of Isla de los Estados where the ship anchored from 26 January to 12 February, 1787. The specimen seems to have been subsequently mislabeled.
Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), heart-shaped.
This is a marine species.
Created: 05 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 14 October 2010
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 14 October 2010. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 10 December 2023