Conferva patens Dillwyn 1809: 83, pl. G
Published in: Dillwyn, L.W. (1809). British Confervae; or colored figures and descriptions of the British plants referred by botanists to the genus Conferva. pp. 1-87, 1-6 (Index and Errata), Plates 69, 100-109, A-G (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
Participle B (Latin), spreading, outspread, diverging from the axis at almost 90 degrees (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Bantry Bay Type: Miss Ellen Hutchins; BM (Kim, Maggs, McIvor & Guiry 2000: 85). Notes: Annotated by Miss Hutchins “I think that you will find this only a variety of C. stricta [Conferva stricta]: it grows in deep water.” She also noted that this or other material weas found on the stalks of Fucus digitatus [Laminaria hyperborea].
Source of current name
Kim, M.-S., Maggs, C.A., McIvor, L. & Guiry, M.D. (2000). Reappraisal of the type species of Polysiphonia (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta). European Journal of Phycology 35: 83-92.
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: 06 April 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 27 January 2014 by Wendy Guiry
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Wendy 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 24 March 2019.