Fucus spiralis Linnaeus 1753

Fucus spiralis Linnaeus

Current name: Fucus spiralis Linnaeus
Fucus spiralis Cuan, Ventry Harbour, Co. Kerry, Ireland - 11 August 2010. Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication Details
Fucus spiralis Linnaeus 1753: 1159

Published in: Linnaeus, C. (1753). Species plantarum, exhibentes plantas rite cognitas, ad genera relatas, cum differentiis specificis, nominibus trivialibus, synonymis selectis, locis natalibus, secundum systema sexuale digestas. Vol. 2 pp. [i], 561-1200, [1-30, index], [i, err.]. Holmiae [Stockholm]: Impensis Laurentii Salvii.

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Publication date: 1 May 1753

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Fucus is Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus.

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

Type Information
Type locality: "in Oceano" [Atlantic Ocean]; (Linnaeus 1753: 1159) Lectotype: LINN; 1274.53 (Børgesen 1909: 119) Notes: "However, in Species Plantarum the diagnosis for F. spiralis is followed by several references to earlier publications, and Linnaeus quotes as a synonym an entity named as "Fucus spiralis maritimum major" in Edition 3 of the Synonpsis of John Ray (1724). The plants on which this entity is based are in Herb. Sherard at Oxford, and I have established that they are true F. spiralis as at present understood; these plants can be used as an acceptable basis for the species Fucus spiralis L." (Powell 1960: 17). Spencer, Irvine & Jarvis (2009: 251) have pointed out that Børgesen (1909: 119, pl. 9) had selected LINN Herb. Linn No. 1274.53

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), spiral (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 31 March 1996 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 17 February 2020

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 17 February 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 15 July 2024

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