Conferva laetevirens Dillwyn 1805

Cladophora laetevirens (Dillwyn) Kützing

Current name: Cladophora laetevirens (Dillwyn) Kützing
From Littler, D.S., M.M. Littler & M.D. Hanisak (2008) Submersed Plants of the Indian River Lagoon. Purchase informationDiane Littler (

Publication Details
Conferva laetevirens Dillwyn 1805: pl. [48]: a, b (as 'laete virens')

Published in: Dillwyn, L.W. (1805). British Confervae; or colored figures and descriptions of the British plants referred by botanists to the genus Conferva. pp. pls 45-56 (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 Cladophora laetevirens (Dillwyn) Kützing.

Type Information
Type locality: "About Swansea, frequent" [Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales]; (Dillwyn 1809: 776) Neotype [designated by Hoek 1963: 128?]: BM; "1806, L.W.D., C. laetvirens" K, H 4351/60/6 (Hoek 1963: 128) Notes: For further details on the type/neotype refer to Hoek (1963:128). According to Womersley (1984: 200) the type is in BM (ex K).

Origin of Species Name
Participle (Latin), light green (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

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

Last updated: 10 March 2023

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 10 March 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 02 October 2023

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