Acanthophora spicifera (M.Vahl) Børgesen 1910

Acanthophora spicifera (M.Vahl) Børgesen

Current name: Acanthophora spicifera (M.Vahl) Børgesen
Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia, AustraliaJohn Huisman (

Publication Details
Acanthophora spicifera (M.Vahl) Børgesen 1910: 201, figs 18-19

Published in: Børgesen, F. (1910). Some new or little known West Indian Florideae. II. Botanisk Tidsskrift 30: 177-207, 20 figs.

Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Acanthophora is Acanthophora thierryi J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Fucus spiciferus M.Vahl

Type Information
Type locality: St Croix, Virgin Islands; (Vahl 1802: 44) Holotype: C; 1044 (Perrone et al 2006: 37) Notes: Herbarium: C? (Yoshida, 1998: 1006). According to de Jong et al. (1999: 138), the holotype (C 124/93 (nº 10)) is from Key West, Florida, but this appears to be an error (Huisman 2018: 482). The holotype consists of two dried specimens (a tetrasporophyte and a cystocarpic specimen).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 27 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 08 March 2021

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