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Fucus bifurcatus Velley, nom. illeg. 1792

Publication details
Fucus bifurcatus Velley in Withering 1792: 257; pl. 17: fig. 1, nom. illeg.

Published in: Withering, W. (1792). A botanical arrangement of British plants; including the uses of each species, in medicine, diet, rural economy, and the arts. With an easy introduction to the study of botany, &c. &c. Illustrated by copper plates. The Second edition. Including a new set of references to figures, partly by the author, and partly by Jonathan Stokes, M.D. Vol. III.. Vol. 3, part 2 pp. [i-xxiv] 1- 503, Plates XIII-XIX. Birmingham: Printed by Swinney & Walker; for G.G.J. & J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row, and J. Robson, New Bond-Street, London; J. Balfour, and G. Elliot, Edinburgh.
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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 Bifurcaria bifurcata R.Ross

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), bifurcate.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Illegitimate: priority for Fucus bifurcatus Gunnerus, 1766. - (29 Jun 2016) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
England: Cornwall: St. Ives.

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
Ross, R. (1958). The type species of Bifurcaria Stackhouse. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 55: 753-754.

Created: 07 March 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 06 October 2019 by Salvador Valenzuela Miranda

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Wynne, M.J. (2016). Lectotypification of Fucus bifurcatus Gunnerus. Notulae Algarum 8: 1-3, 2 figs.

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Salvador Valenzuela Miranda in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 07 August 2020.

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