Herpotrichum E.M., 1821
Type species: a type species (generitype) appears not to have been designated.
Original publication:Fries, E.[M.] (1821). Systema mycologicum: sistens fungorum ordines, genera et species, huc usque cognitas, quas ad normam methodi naturalis determinavit. Volumen I. : -lvii, , -520.
Taxonomic status: uncertain, requiring further investigation.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as neuter.
Not in ING. In INA as "Algae"? In Fries (1821: xlvi) Introductio as "Epìphyti. %u2014 In hac serie, quod Entophyts in priori ; sed aspori. Fibris articulatis a Phylleriis differunt. H. 1. Herpotrichum Fr. &c." Three species included in Fries (1825): Herpotrichum pteridis (C. Agardh) E.M. Fries, Herpotrichum umbrosum (Roth) E.M. Fries and Herpotrichum velutinum (C. Agardh) E.M. Fries. Fries later indicated that the genus was synonymous with Protonema C.Agardh, 1824 - (26 Mar 2018) - M.D. Guiry
Numbers of names and species: There are 2 species names in the database at present.
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Created: 26 March 2018 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 26 March 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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