Macrocystis pyrifera (Linnaeus) C.Agardh 1820

Macrocystis pyrifera (Linnaeus) C.Agardh

Current name: Macrocystis pyrifera (Linnaeus) C.Agardh
Vancouver Aquarium; fronds - 04 April 2004. Michael Guiry (

Publication Details
Macrocystis pyrifera (Linnaeus) C.Agardh 1820: 47

Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1820 '1821'). Species algarum rite cognitae, cum synonymis, differentiis specificis et descriptionibus succinctis. Volumen primum. Pars prima. pp. [i-iv], [1]-168. Lundae [Lund]: ex officina Berlingiana.

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Publication date: probably Jan-April 1820

Type Species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Macrocystis.

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

Fucus pyriferus Linnaeus

Type Information
Type locality: "... in oceano Aethiopico" [South Atlantic Ocean]; (Linnaeus 1771: 311) Holotype: LINN; 1274.59? (Womersley 1987: 328) Notes: In LINN, 1274.59? (see Womersley (1954a: 111)).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective A (Latin), bearing pears (Brown 1946).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 24 March 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 27 July 2023

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 27 July 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 04 March 2024

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