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Fucus linearis Forsskål, nom. illeg. 1775

Publication details
Fucus linearis Forsskål 1775: 190, nom. illeg.

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 Dictyota dichotoma var. intricata (C.Agardh) Greville

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), linear (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
De Clerck (2003) notes that this is a later homonym of F. linearis Hudson (1762: 467).

Taxonomic notes
De Clerck (2003) notes that the synonymy proposed by C. Agardh (1920: 136), after examination of a specimen in Herb. Hornemann and later adopted by Børgesen (1932: 6), is rejected, as an authentic Forsskål specimen in BM was found to be conspecific with D. dichotoma (Hudson) Lamouroux var. intricata (C. Agardh) Greville.

General environment
No habitat entry has yet been made for this entity.

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
De Clerck, O. (2003). The genus Dictyota in the Indian Ocean. Opera Botanica Belgica 13: 1-205, 54 figs, 12 tables.

Created: 13 May 2005 by G.M. Guiry

Verified by: 27 May 2005 by G.M. Guiry

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References
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Gorostiaga, J.M. (1994). Fucus chalonii or Fucus vesiculosus var. linearis?. The Phycologist 37: 43-44.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 September 2021.

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