Fucodium nodosum ( ) J.
Ascophyllum nodosum (Linnaeus) Le Jolis Section of thallus showing 'skin shedding'
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Fucodium nodosum (Linnaeus) J.Agardh 1848: 206
Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1848). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen Primum. Algas fucoideas complectens. pp. [i-vi], [i]-viii, -363. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Fucodium.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Ascophyllum nodosum (Linnaeus) Le Jolis
Fucus nodosus Linnaeus
Type locality: Habitat in Mari Atlantico [Atlantic Ocean] (Linnaeus 1753: 1159). Notes: On-line view of an unlocalised specimen LINN 1274.58 in the Linnean Herbarium labelled "9" as in the protologue. Athanasiadis (1996: 217) indicated that no type has been designated.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), knotted, knobbly (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Athanasiadis, A. (1996). Taxonomisk litteratur och biogeografi av Skandinaviska rödalger och brunalger. pp. 1-280, 1 map. Göteborg: Algologia.
Created: 29 June 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 23 September 2004 by M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 15 December 2019.