Oscillatoria atropurpurea ( ) C.
Oscillatoria atropurpurea (Roth) C.Agardh 1817: 109
Original publication: Agardh, C.A. (1817). Synopsis algarum Scandinaviae, adjecta dispositione universali algarum. pp. [i]-xl, -135. Lundae [Lund]: Ex officina Berlingiana.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a taxonomic synonym of Bangia atropurpurea (Mertens ex Roth) C.Agardh
Type locality: Ad rotas molendinas Bremae in Visurgi primo ob. Julio 1801 Mertens, qui sub nomine Confervae castaneae comm. [Watermill on the Weser River, Bremen first observed in July 1801 by Mertens who communicated it under the name Conferva castanea] (Roth 1806: 208). Neotype: BM 000637980 (Müller et al. 2003: 216). Notes: Lectotype: Collected by Mertens from the Weser River at Bremen: lectotypified by Pfeiffer (1871-1873: 361) (Sutherland et al 2011). Neotype designated by Müller et al (2003: 216): Ysselmeer, Netherlands; coll. K. Müller & A. Sherwood, 24 May 1998; BM accession Number BM000637980. Roth's collection is believed to have been destroyed in World War II (Koster 1957 cited by Müller et al. 2003; Koster 1969 cited by Womersley 1994). [INA: England: Hampshire: near Southampton (Mr Woods); Wales: Camarthenshire: near Pontardylais. Collector: Mertens (vii 1801)].
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), black-purple (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a freshwater species.
Source of synonymy
Nelson, W.A. (2007). Bangiadulcis gen. nov.: a new genus for freshwater filamentous Bangiales (Rhodophyta). Taxon 56: 883-886.
SAG Cultures may be viewed at http://sagdb.uni-goettingen.de/showstrains.php?genus=Oscillatoria&species=atropurpurea
Cultures from the Scandinavian Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Copenhagen (SCCAP) and Protozoa may be viewed at http://www.sccap.dk/search/algaebase.asp?Genus=Oscillatoria&Species=atropurpurea
Created: 20 March 2005 by Fabio Rindi
Verified by: 22 December 2007 by M.D. Guiry
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Cite this record as:
Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2013. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 18 May 2013.
Algaebase taxon LSID: No taxonomy record found for this level.