Fucus spinosus , nom. illeg. 1771
Fucus spinosus Linnaeus 1771: 313, nom. illeg.
Published in: Linnaeus, C. (1771). Mantissa plantarum altera Generum editionis VI., & Specierum editionis II. pp. [i-vi],  - 587 [588 = Addenda]. Holmiae [Stockholm]: impensis direct. Laurentii Salvii.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Eucheuma denticulatum (N.L.Burman) Collins & Hervey
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), spiny.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Illegitimate: unwarranted change of epithet and later homonym of Fucus spinosus S.G.Gmelin, 1768. As shown by Silva, Bassson & Moe (1996: 331), Fucus spinosus Linnaeus was an illegitimate renaming of Fucus denticulatus Burman, which name Linnaeus cites. Sphaerococcus spinosus, Gigartina spinosa , and Eucheuma spinosum , being based on Fucus spinosus, are likewise illegitimate. The conspecificity of F. denticulatus and F. muricatus was first proposed by C. Agardh (1822: 271). Both names were published in 1768, with the Burman publication having priority (1 March-6 April vs. after 1 May). The type locality of F. denticulatus avowedly is the Cape of Good Hope, but Eucheuma is known in South Africa only from Natal, where, according to Norris (1992: 8), it is seemingly rare.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Cap. b. spei [Cape of Good Hope]
Jacquin, N.J. (1791 '1789'). Collectanea ad botanicam, chemiam, et historiam naturalem, spectantia cum figuris. Vol. III. In: . ( Eds), pp. -306. Vindobonae [Vienna]: Ex Officina Wappleriana.
Spencer, M.A., Irvine, L.M. & Jarvis, C.E. (2009). Typification of Linnaean names relevant to algal nomenclature. Taxon 58: 237-260.
Created: 14 February 1999 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 November 2020.