Fucus dichotomus ( ) , nom. illeg. 1819
Dictyota dichotoma (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux South Africa
© Robert Anderson (Robert.Anderson@uct.ac.za)
Fucus dichotomus (Hudson) Bertoloni 1819: 314, nom. illeg.
Published in: Bertoloni, A. (1819). Amoenitates italicae sistentes opuscula ad rem herbariam et zoologiam Italiae spectantia. pp. [i-vi] + 1-472, 6 pls. Bononiae [Bologna]: Typis Annesii de Nobilibus.
Publication date: April
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Dictyota dichotoma (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux
Ulva dichotoma Hudson
Type locality: Walney Island, Lancashire, England (Silva & al. 1996: 589). Notes: According to Womersley (1987: 194), the type is from England: probably lost. According to De Clerck (2003), a neotype needs to be selected.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), dichotomous, having divisions always in pairs (Stearn 1985).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Illegitimate: priority for Fucus dichotomus Lepechin, 1775.
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
De Clerck, O. (2003). The genus Dictyota in the Indian Ocean. Opera Botanica Belgica 13: 1-205, 54 figs, 12 tables.
Created: 27 May 2005 by G.M. Guiry
Verified by: 09 November 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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Sauvageau, C. (1915). Sur une nouvelle espéce de Fucus, F. dichotomus Sauv. Compte Rendu Hebdomadaire des Séances de l'Académie des Sciences, Paris 160: 557-559, no fig.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 15 June 2021.