Conferva purpurea ( ) 1804
Rhodochorton purpureum (Lightfoot) Rosenvinge Spiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland; turf
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Conferva purpurea (Lightfoot) Dillwyn 1804: pl. 43
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 Rhodochorton purpureum (Lightfoot) Rosenvinge
Byssus purpurea Lightfoot
Type locality: ‘Upon the base of the Abbott MacKinnon’s tomb in the ruined Abbey at Y-Columb-Kill’ Type: Probably destroyed (Conway & Knaggs, 1966) Notes: The Abbott MacKinnon’s tomb has now been enclosed and no trace of the original population remains (fide David Fewer).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), purple (Stearn 1985).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
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
Rosenvinge, L.K. (1900). Note sur une Floridée aérienne (Rhodochorton islandicum nov. sp.). Botanisk Tidsskrift 23(1): 61-81.
Created: 27 September 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 30 June 2017 by G.M. Guiry
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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 15 May 2021.