Cystoseira usneoides (Linnaeus) M.Roberts 1968

Gongolaria usneoides (Linnaeus) Molinari & Guiry

Current name: Gongolaria usneoides (Linnaeus) Molinari & Guiry
Ría de Ferrol, Galicia, Spain, 2014Ignacio Barbara

Publication Details
Cystoseira usneoides (Linnaeus) M.Roberts 1968: 259

Published in: Roberts, M. (1968). Taxonomic and nomenclatural notes on the genus Cystoseira C. Ag. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 60: 251-264, 5 pls.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Cystoseira is Cystoseira concatenata (Linnaeus) C.Agardh.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gongolaria usneoides (Linnaeus) Molinari & Guiry.

Fucus usneoides Linnaeus

Type Information
Type locality: "Oceano Indico" [Indian Ocean]; (Linnaeus 1763: 1629) Holotype: LINN; sheet 1274.11 (Roberts 1968: 264, pl. 5) Notes: Silva et al. (1996) recommend consulting Linnaeus (1763: 1629) for further information regarding the type locality of this species. The type sheet (LINN 1274.11) has "usneoides" crossed out and "granularis" inserted. It is currently (July 2019) databased as "Fucus granularis" [perhaps "granulatus" was intended"], an unpublished name. No locality is evident on sheet. Silva, Basson & Moe (1996: 900) consider "Oceano Indico" an error. Such errors of provenance are not uncommon in Linnaeus's materials.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), resembling the lichen genus Usnea.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 04 August 1996 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 22 December 2020

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 22 December 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 14 July 2024

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