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Fucus ptilotus Gunnerus 1776

Publication details
Fucus ptilotus Gunnerus 1776: 135, pl. II [2]: fig. 15

Published in: Gunnerus, J.E. (1776 '1772'). Flora norvegica, observationibus praesertim oeconomicis panosque norvegici locupletata. Pars posterior, cum iconibus. pp. [i]- viii, [1]-148, indices, pls I-IX. Hafnia [Copenhagen]: Impensis Frederici Christiani Pelt.
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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 Ptilota gunneri P.C.Silva, Maggs & L.M.Irvine

Type information
Type locality: Varanger peninsula, Norrway (Gunnerus 1776: 1091). Notes: "Gunnerus referred to a specimen collected by Maximilian Hell who in 1769 observed the Venus passage at the Varanger peninsula and also collected plants there, but there is no specimen in Gunnerus’s herbarium referring to him, so it is safest to lectotypify the name on the illustration tab. II fig. 15 in the Flora, and to designate 1045.1 in his herbarium as epitype, the same specimen that C. Maggs annotated as lectotype in 1993." (Jørgensen 2012: 1091).

Synonym(s)
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.

Source of current name
Silva, P.C., Maggs, C.A. & Irvine, L.M. (1995). Proposal to change the listed type of Ptilota C. Agardh, nom. cons. (Rhodophyceae). Taxon 44: 415-418, 2 figs.

Key references
Maggs, C.A. & Hommersand, M.H. (1993). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 3A. Ceramiales. pp. [i]-xv, 1-444, 129 figs, map. London: HMSO.

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