Fucus evanescens C.Agardh 1820
Fucus distichus subsp. evanescens (C.Agardh) H.T.Powell
Northern California - 08 March 2011. Wendell Wood (email@example.com)
Fucus evanescens C.Agardh 1820: 92
Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1820 '1821'). Species algarum rite cognitae, cum synonymis, differentiis specificis et descriptionibus succinctis. Volumen primum. Pars prima. pp. [i-iv], -168. Lundae [Lund]: ex officina Berlingiana.
Publication date: probably Jan-April 1820
Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Fucus distichus subsp. evanescens (C.Agardh) H.T.Powell.
Syntype localities: Ad Sachalien, Tilesius ; ad Kamtschatka, Chamisso; unde specimina communicaverunt.; (Agardh 1820: 219) Lectotype: Agardh’s (1820, pl. 13) illustration (epitype) (Powell 1957) Notes: Wynne (2010: 40) writes" Fucus evanescens was first described by C.Agardh (1820) based on a pair of syntype collections, one made by Tilesius at Sakhalin while on the 'Nadesda', the voyage of 1803–1806 under the command of Adam Krusenstern, and the second collection made at Kamchatka by Chamisso on the later Romanzof Expedition of 1815–1818 under the command of Otto von Kotzebue (Wynne 2009b). The following year, (C.Agardh 1821, pl. XIII) depicted the Kamchatkan specimen collected by Chamisso. Gardner (1922, pl. I, fig. 2) reproduced C. Agardh’s (1821) pl. XIII. Gardner (1922: 52) stated that Setchell examined the type specimen of F. evanescens, No. 00299 in the Agardh Herbarium in Lund. Rice & Chapman (1985) examined that specimen and concluded that it "bears little resemblance to C.Agardh’s illustration (1821) and therefore is not a suitable lectotype." They concurred with Powell’s (1957) earlier designation of the type of F. evanescens as C.Agardh’s illustration (1821, pl. XIII)."
Origin of Species Name
Participle (Latin), vanishing, passing away, quickly disappearing or fadin, lasing only a short time (Stearn 1973).
This is a marine species.
Created: 31 March 1996 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 31 March 2022
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 31 March 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 06 December 2023