Conferva floridula Dillwyn 1809
Rhodothamniella floridula (Dillwyn) FeldmannSouth of Portugal, 2010 - 09 December 2011. Ignacio Bárbara (email@example.com)
Conferva floridula Dillwyn 1809: 73, suppl. pl. F
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.
Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Rhodothamniella floridula (Dillwyn) Feldmann.
Syntype localities: "Rocks on the Sea shore. On the Galway Coast; Dr. Scott. On the Antrim Coast; Mr. Mackay." [Ireland]; (Dillwyn 1809: 73) Lectotype: BM; (Woelkerling & Womersley 1994: 45) Notes: Type locality: Galway coast, Ireland; Holotype (cited as lectotype in Diaz-Tapia, 2014): NMW (fide Woelkerling, 1971: 31). "Dr Scott" was probably Robert Scott (ca 1757-1808), Professor of Botany at Trinity College Dublin from 1800 to 1808. Mr MacKay was James Townsend MacKay (ca 1775-1862), first curator of the [Trinity] College Botanic Gardens, then at Ballsbridge, Dublin, from 1808, and an Assistant at TCD from 1806. [Woelkerling 1971: 31 cites NMW but later publications cite BM (Dixon & Irvine, 1977: 97; Woelkerling & Womersley in Womersley, 1994: 45)].
Origin of Species Name
(Latin), a diminutive of floridus meaning, somewhat blooming
This is a marine species.
Created: 27 September 1998 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 05 April 2017
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 05 April 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 September 2022