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Conferva corallina Lightfoot, nom. illeg.

Publication details
Conferva corallina Lightfoot 1777: 988, nom. illeg.

Published in: Lightfoot, J. (1777). Flora scotica: or, a systematic arrangement, in the Linnaean method, of the native plants of Scotland and the Hebrides. Vol. II. pp. 545-1151 [1-24], pls 1-35. London: printed for B. White at Horace's Head, in Fleet-Street.
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Type species
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 Griffithsia corallinoides (Linnaeus) Trevisan

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Lightfoot (1777: 988-989) cites Murray's (1774: 818) Conferva corallina, which is an illegitimate name (q.v.), and includes Linnaeus's (1753: 1166) Conferva corallinoides, so this name is not to be attributed to Lightfoot (Maggs & Hommersand 1983: 185). - (26 Oct 2010) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
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: 05 April 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 26 October 2010 by M.D. Guiry

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 June 2019.

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