Conferva stricta Mertens ex
Polysiphonia stricta (Mertens ex Dillwyn) Greville Spain, Galicia, Ría de A Coruña, 2009, cystocarps
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Conferva stricta Mertens ex Dillwyn 1804: pl. 40
Published in: Dillwyn, L.W. (1804). British Confervae; or colored figures and descriptions of the British plants referred by botanists to the genus Conferva. , pls 39-44 (with text). London: W. Phillips.
A type species for this genus does not appear to have been designated.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Polysiphonia stricta (Mertens ex Dillwyn) Greville
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), drawn close together, very upright, very straight (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
"...it had been gathered by M. Wigg, on the coast at Yarmouth, whence a specimen of it was communicated by D[awson] Turner to his learned friend Professor Mertens, who gave it the name C. stricta." (Dillwyn, 1804: page opp. pl. 40). - (25 Oct 2017) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Lectotype locality: Glamorgan (Swansea) (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 355). Lectotype: Dillwyn; undated; BM-K (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 355). Notes: Syntype localities: Dover and Yarmouth, England; Swansea, Wales (INA). Dillwyn (1804), pl. 40.
Source of current name
Greville, R.K. (1824). Flora edinensis: or a description of plants growing near Edinburgh, arranged according to the Linnean system, with a concise introduction to the natural orders of the class Cryptogamia, and illustrated plates. pp. i-lxxxi, 1-478. Edinburgh: Printed for William Blackwood, Edinburgh; and T. Cadell, Strand, London.
Maggs, C.A. & Hommersand, M.H. (1993). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1. Rhodophyta. Part 3A. Ceramiales. pp. [i]-xv, 1-444, 129 figs, map. London: HMSO.
Created: 19 February 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 25 October 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 March 2019.