Conferva brodiei Dillwyn 1809

Polysiphonia brodiei (Dillwyn) Sprengel

Polysiphonia brodiei (Dillwyn) SprengelKilkee, Co. Clare, Ireland; mid-shore rock pools - 25 March 2005. Michael Guiry (

Publication Details
Conferva brodiei Dillwyn 1809: 81, pl. 107 (as 'brodiaei')

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.

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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 Leptosiphonia brodiei (Dillwyn) Savoie & G.W.Saunders.

Type Information
Lectotype locality: Bantry Bay, (Co. Cork,) Ireland; (Silva & al. 1996: 537) Lectotype: Miss Ellen Hutchins;; BM-K; (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 314) Notes: This type locality was first recorded by Womersley (1979: 497).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 25 October 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 02 March 2020

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 02 March 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 05 October 2022

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