Conferva, 1753, nom. rejic.
Type species: a type species (generitype) appears not to have been designated.
Original publication:Linnaeus, C. (1753). Species plantarum, exhibentes plantas rite cognitas, ad genera
relatas, cum differentiis specificis, nominibus trivialibus, synonymis selectis, locis natalibus, secundum systema sexuale digestas. Vol. 2 pp. [i], 561-1200, [1-30, index], [i, err.]. Holmiae [Stockholm]: Impensis Laurentii Salvii.
Taxonomic status: uncertain, requiring further investigation.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Silva, P.C. (1952). A review of nomenclatural conservation in the algae from the point of view of the type method. University of California Publications in Botany 25: 241-323.
This name is a rejected name in favour of Cladophora and the type is Conferva rupestris (designated by Chamisso 1821: 178; see Spencer Et al., 2009: 214). - (29 Mar 2012) - M.D. Guiry
This genus originally included a heterogeneous assemblage of 21 species of algae (see Silva, Univ. Calif. Publs Bot. 25: 271. 1952). - (4 Jan 2011) -
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Silva, P.C. (1979). Review of the taxonomic history and nomenclature of the yellow-green algae. Archiv für Protistenkunde 121: 20-63.
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Created: 29 December 2000 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 29 March 2012 by M.D. Guiry
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