Laminaria digitata (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux 1813

Laminaria digitata (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux

Laminaria digitata (Hudson) J.V.LamourouxSpiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland; smooth stipe does not readily snap when bent - 26 March 2005. Michael Guiry (

Publication Details
Laminaria digitata (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux 1813: 42

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

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Type Species
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Laminaria.

Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Fucus digitatus Hudson

Type Information
Type locality: Habitat in rupibus marinis [Dwells on marine rocks, England]; (Hudson 1762: 475)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), digitate, with leaflets radiating from tip of leaf-stalk (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 29 August 2017 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 17 February 2020

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 17 February 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 09 February 2023

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