Conferva aegagropila Linnaeus 1753

Aegagropila brownii (Dillwyn) Kützing

Current name: Aegagropila brownii (Dillwyn) Kützing
microscope, freshwater aquarium, Galicia, Spain, 2012Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es)

Publication Details
Conferva aegagropila Linnaeus 1753: 1167 (as 'agagropila')

Published in: Linnaeus, C. (1753). Species plantarum, exhibentes plantas rite cognitas, ad genera relatas, cum differentiis specificis, nominibus trivialibus, synonymis selectis, locis natalibus, secundum systema sexuale digestas. Vol. 2 pp. [i], 561-1200, [1-30, index], [i, err.]. Holmiae [Stockholm]: Impensis Laurentii Salvii.

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Publication date: 1 May 1753

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 Aegagropila brownii (Dillwyn) Kützing.

Type Information
Syntype localities: "Habitus in Suecuae lacubus Dannemora, Stockholmiae" [Dannemorasjön Uppland; Stockholm; Sweden]; (Linnaeus 1753: 1168) Lectotype: LINN; 1277.49 (Hoek 1963: 51) Notes: Hoek does not specify a locality for the lectotype. Two specimens are present in LINN (1277.48 and 1277.49). The former is labelled in Linnaeus's handwriting "21" and the latter "21/globosa/*. Species plantarum no. 21 is Conferva agagropila [sic]. Dannemorasjön is a shallow eutrophic lake in Uppland, typical of Aegagropila habitat.

Origin of Species Name
Noun (Greek), a ball of hair or a concretion found in the stomach of the goat and other ruminants.

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

Created: 27 October 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 26 September 2023

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 26 September 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 20 May 2024

 
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