Conferva corymbosa Smith 1812
Callithamnion corymbosum (Smith) Lyngbye Ría de Ares, Galicia, Spain, 2014
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Conferva corymbosa Smith 1812: pl. 2352
Published in: Smith, J.E. (1812). English botany; or, coloured figures of British plants, with their essential characters, synonyms, and places of growth. To which will be added, occasional remarks. / By James Edward Smith, M.D. F.R.S. member of the Imp. Acad. Naturae Curiosorum, the Academies of Stockholm, Upsal, Turin, Lisbon, Lund, Berlin, Philadelphia and the Nat. Hist. Societies of Paris and Moscow; President of the Linnaen Society. The figures by James Sowerby, F.L.S. Vol. XXXIII , pls 2305-2376. London: Printed for the author by J. Davis.
A type species for this genus does not appear to have been designated.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Callithamnion corymbosum (Smith) Lyngbye
Type locality: Brighthelmston, Sussex, England (Smith 1812: pl. 2352). Lectotype: Borrer; July 1811; BM-K (Dixon & Price 1981: 137). Notes: Syntype localities: Kingsbridge, coll. Gibbs; Bantry Bay, coll. Hutchins (Smith, 1911, pl.2352). Comments: Harris (1966) quoted the type locality as Kingsbridge and cited as holotype a specimen “in the British Museum of Natural History, no. 271". The original treatment is based on three collections, so that holotype status for any specimen is impossible. It would appear that this author was misled by the seven irrelevant specimens, in the type folder at BM, mounted on the same sheet as the Borrer specimen. The specimen cited by Harris is an example from “Algarum fasciculi" distributed by J. Cocks, and has no relevance whatsoever to the typification of Conferva corymbosa.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), corymbose (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Lyngbye, H.C. (1819). Tentamen hydrophytologiae danicae continens omnia hydrophyta cryptogama Daniae, Holsatiae, Faeroae, Islandiae, Groenlandiae hucusque cognita, systematice disposita, descripta et iconibus illustrata, adjectis simul speciebus norvegicis. pp. [i]-xxxii, -248, 70 pls. Hafniae [Copenhagen]: typis Schultzianis, in commissis Librariae Gyldendaliae.
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