Conferva wormskioldii Mertens 1816

Urospora wormskioldii (Mertens) Rosenvinge

Current name: Urospora wormskioldii (Mertens) Rosenvinge
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Publication Details
Conferva wormskioldii Mertens 1816: 6, pl. MDXLVII [1547]

Published in: Hornemann, J.W. (1816). [Flora danica] Vol. 9, fasc. 26. pp. 1-8, Plates MDI-MDLX. Havniae [Copenhagen].

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Conferva is Conferva rupestris Linnaeus.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Urospora wormskioldii (Mertens) Rosenvinge.

Type Information
Type locality: "Ad littora Gothaab, Grönlandia" [Nuuk, Greenland]; (Hornemann 1816: 6) Type: Wormskiold; C; (Yoshida 1998: 79) Notes: Burrows (1991) selected Hornemann's plate (Hornemann 1816, pl. MDXLVII) as lectotype. Yoshida, however, reports material in C which would take precedence.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 04 October 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 15 August 2017

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 15 August 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 28 May 2023

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