Macrocystis pyrifera (Linnaeus) C.Agardh 1820

Macrocystis pyrifera (Linnaeus) C.Agardh

Macrocystis pyrifera (Linnaeus) C.AgardhMacrocystis pyrifera, Point Lonsdale, Victoria, AustraliaMichael Guiry (

Publication Details
Macrocystis pyrifera (Linnaeus) C.Agardh 1820: 47

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], [1]-168. Lundae [Lund]: ex officina Berlingiana.

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Publication date: probably Jan-April 1820

Type Species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Macrocystis.

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

Fucus pyrifer Linnaeus

Type Information
Type locality: ‘in oceano AEthiopico’ (South Atlantic Ocean); (Silva & al. 1996: 641) Type: LINN; 1274.59? (Womersley 1987: 328) Notes: In LINN, 1274.59? (see Womersley (1954a: 111)).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective A (Latin), bearing pears (Brown 1946).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 24 March 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 25 November 2021

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 25 November 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 16 August 2022

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