Fucus corniculatus R. ex Turner, nom. illeg.
Fucus corniculatus R.Brown ex Turner 1811: 112, pl. 182, nom. illeg.
Published in: Turner, D. (1809-1811 '1811'). Fuci sive plantarum fucorum generi a botanicis ascriptarum icones descriptiones et historia. Fuci, or colored figures and descriptions of the plants referrred by botanists to the genus Fucus. Vol. III pp. [i], -148 , [1-2], pl. 135-196 (col. copp. by W.J. Hooker and others). Londini [London]: typis J. M'Creery, impensis J. et A. Arch.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gracilaria corniculata (C.Agardh) J.Agardh
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), having a horned capsule.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Illegitimate: not Fucus corniculatus Wulfen, 1786, nom. illeg. - (3 Jul 2009) - M.D. Guiry
According to Edyvane & Womersley (1994: 299), several references refer to this species as a Gracilaria, but the type specimen is a Gigartina (see May 1948: 59). Cited as a synonym of Gracilaria corniculata (C. Agardh) J. Agardh 1852 by Silva et al. (1996: 160).
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Kent Islands, Bass Strait, Australia (Edyvane & Womersley 1994: 300). Type: Robert Brown; BM?
Edyvane, K.S. & Womersley, H.B.S. (1994). Family Gigartinaceae Kützing 1843: 389. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Rhodophyta - Part IIIA. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 285-314. Canberra:
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.
Created: 13 July 2000 by Fabio Rindi
Verified by: 14 April 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 12 December 2019.