Audouinella floridula (Dillwyn) Woelkerling 1971
Rhodothamniella floridula (Dillwyn) Feldmannmiddle intertidal, Ria de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2013Ignacio Bárbara (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Audouinella floridula (Dillwyn) Woelkerling 1971: 30, figs 8, 23B
Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Rhodothamniella floridula (Dillwyn) Feldmann.
Conferva floridula Dillwyn
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.
Usually grows on sand-covered rock ( Womersley 1994: 47).
Created: 27 September 1998 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 01 February 2017
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