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Fucus platycarpus f. spiralis (Linnaeus) Thuret 1878

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Fucophycidae
Order Fucales
Family Fucaceae
Genus Fucus


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Fucus platycarpus f. spiralis (Linnaeus) Thuret
Kilkee, Co. Clare, Ireland; upper-shore rock platforms. Plants to about 50 mm long. 25 Mar 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Fucus platycarpus f. spiralis (Linnaeus) Thuret
Kilkee, Co. Clare, Ireland; upper-shore rock platforms. Plants to about 50 mm long. 25 Mar 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Fucus platycarpus f. spiralis (Linnaeus) Thuret
Silver Strand, Co. Galway, Ireland; fisheye lens; numerous receptacles with sterile margin. 01 Sep 2007. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

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Botryocladia kuckuckii (Weber Bosse) Yamada & T.Tanaka

Fucus spiralis Linnaeus South of Portugal, 2010
© Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es)

Publication details
Fucus platycarpus f. spiralis (Linnaeus) Thuret in Thuret & Bornet 1878: 41,42

Published in: Thuret, G. & Bornet, É. (1878). Études phycologiques. Analyses d'algues marines. Publiées par les soins de M. le Dr Édouard Bornet. Ouvrage accompagné de cinquante planches gravées d'après les desssins de M. Alfred Riocreux. pp. [i-v], i-iii, 1-105, pls I-LI . Paris: G. Masson.

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 Fucus spiralis Linnaeus

Fucus spiralis Linnaeus

Type information
Type locality: "in Oceano" [Atlantic Ocean] (Linnaeus 1753: 1159). Lectotype: LINN 1274.53 (Børgesen 1909: 119). Notes: "However, in Species Plantarum the diagnosis for F. spiralis is followed by several references to earlier publications, and Linnaeus quotes as a synonym an entity named as "Fucus spiralis maritimum major" in Edition 3 of the Synonpsis of John Ray (1724). The plants on which this entity is based are in Herb. Sherard at Oxford, and I have established that they are true F. spiralis as at present understood; these plants can be used as an acceptable basis for the species Fucus spiralis L." (Powell 1960: 17). Spencer, Irvine & Jarvis (2009: 251) have pointed out that Børgesen (1909: 119, pl. 9) had selected LINN Herb. Linn No. 1274.53

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Created: 22 February 2014 by Salvador Valenzuela Miranda

Verified by: 22 February 2014 by Salvador Valenzuela Miranda

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Børgesen, F. (1909). Fucus spiralis Linné or Fucus platycarpus Thuret: a question of nomenclature. Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany 39: 105-119, pl. 9.

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Salvador Valenzuela Miranda in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 09 May 2021.

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