Fucus punctatus Stackhouse 1796

Nitophyllum punctatum (Stackhouse) Greville

Nitophyllum punctatum (Stackhouse) GrevilleNew Quay, Co. Clare, Ireland; lower intertidal plants with tetrasporangia - 28 March 1994. Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication Details
Fucus punctatus Stackhouse 1796: 405

Published in: Withering, W. (1796). An arrangement of British plants; according to the latest improvements of the Linnaean system. To which is prefixed, an easy introduction to the study of botany. Illustrated by copper plates. The third edition, in four volumes. Vol. IV pp. [i-iii], [i]-418 [p. 418 in some copies err. numbered 420], pls XVII, XVIII, XXXI [sic]. Birmingham & London: Printed for the Author, by M. Swinney; Sold by C.G. & J. Robinson [etc.].

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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 Nitophyllum punctatum (Stackhouse) Greville.

Type Information
Type locality: "First discovered by Mr. Stackhouse, on the sands at Weymouth, very near the pier, at low water mark." [Weymouth, Dorset, England]; (Withering 1796: 405) Notes: Type in BM?

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), dotted, marked with dots, spots, minute glands, etc. (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 09 December 2001 by Sandy Lawson.

Last updated: 28 January 2022

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 28 January 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 01 December 2022

 
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