Orgyia esculenta ( )
Alaria esculenta (Linnaeus) Greville Spiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland; close-up of frond with mid-rib
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Orgyia esculenta (Linnaeus) Stackhouse 1816: 24
Published in: Stackhouse, J. (1816). Nereis britannica Editio altera. Nova addita classificatione cryptogamiarum [sic] respectu generis Fuci. pp. [i]-xii, [i]- 68, 20 pls. Oxonii [Oxford]: excudebat S. Collingwood.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Orgyia.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Alaria esculenta (Linnaeus) Greville
Fucus esculentus Linnaeus
Type locality: Atlantic Ocean (Widdowson 1971: 31). Lectotype: LINN 1274.63 (Widdowson 1971: 31).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), edible (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Source of current name
Widdowson, T.B. (1971). A taxonomic revision of the genus Alaria Greville. Syesis 4: 11-49.
Created: 18 January 2003 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 21 June 2006 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 10 December 2019.