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Fucus carnosus Schmidel 1794

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


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Fucus carnosus Schmidel
Spiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland; plants at MLWS to 150 mm long. 18 Apr 2003. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

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Corallina corymbosa Lamarck

Dilsea carnosa (Schmidel) Kuntze Cambre, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2008
© Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es)

Publication details
Fucus carnosus Schmidel 1794: 75

Published in: Schmidel, C.C. (1794). Descriptio itineris per Helvetiam Galliam et Germaniae partem: ann. MDCCLXXIII et MDCCLXXIIIi instituti; accedunt tabulae II aeneae. pp. i-xi, 1-102, 2 handcoloured engraved plates. Erlangae [Erlangen]: sumtu [sumptibus] Jo. Jacobi Palmius [Palm].
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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 Dilsea carnosa (Schmidel) Kuntze

Type information
Type locality: Dieppe, Normandy, France (Schmidel 1794: 75).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), fleshy, succulent, soft but firm (Stearn 1973).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
The information provided in what is generally regarded as the original description by Schmidel (1794: 75-76, attached) is minimal, and Fucus carnosus Schmidel could be regarded as a nomen subnudum. - (10 Apr 2010) - M.D. Guiry

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
Kuntze, O. (1898). Revisio generum plantarum. Pars III (3). pp. 1-576. Leipzig, London, Milano, New York, Paris: Arthur Felix, Dulau & Co., U. Hoepli, Gust. A. Schechert, Charles Klincksierck.

Key references
Esper, E.J.C. (1799). Icones fucorum cum characteribus systematicis, synonimis (sic) auctorum et descriptionibus novarum specierum. Abbildungen der Tange mit beygefügten systematischen Kennzeichen, Anführungen der Schriftsteller, und Beschribungen der neuen Gattungen. Erster Theil. Part 3. pp. 127-166, Plates LXIV-LXXXVII. Nürnberg: Raspe.

Lindstrom, S.C. (1985). Nomenclatural and taxonomic notes on Dilsea and Neodilsea (Dumontiaceae, Rhodophyta). Taxon 34: 260-266.

Created: 14 March 1999 by M.D. Guiry

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 September 2021.

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