Conferva plumula J.Ellis 1768
Pterothamnion plumula (J.Ellis) Nägeli
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Conferva plumula J.Ellis 1768: 425, pl. XVIII : figs g, G, G1
Published in: Ellis, J. (1768). Extract of a letter from John Ellis, Esquire, F.R.S. to Dr. Linnaeus of Upsala, F.R.S. on the animal nature of the genus of zoophytes, called Corallina. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 57: 404-425, pls XVII, XVIII.
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Conferva is Conferva rupestris Linnaeus.
Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Pterothamnion plumula (J.Ellis) Nägeli.
Type locality: Unlocalised, probably Sussex, England; (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 26) Lectotype: Ellis’s original illustration (pl. XVIII: G) (epitype) (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 26) Notes: Dixon (1960) considered that the type was lost. Maggs & Hommersand (1993: 26) selected as lectotype Ellis’s illustration in pl. XVIII: fig. G.
Origin of Species Name
Noun (Latin), diminutive of "pluma", a wing; plumule (Brown 1946).
This is a marine species.
Created: 05 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 22 October 2022
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 22 October 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 23 March 2023