Conferva repens Dillwyn 1802

Spermothamnion repens (Dillwyn) Magnus

Current name: Spermothamnion repens (Dillwyn) Magnus
at the base of Gracilariopsis longissima, Ría of Ares, Galicia, Spain, 2014Ignacio Barbara

Publication Details
Conferva repens Dillwyn 1802: pl. 18 a-d

Published in: Dillwyn, L.W. (1802). British Confervae; or colored figures and descriptions of the British plants referred by botanists to the genus Conferva. pp. pls 1-20 (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 Spermothamnion repens (Dillwyn) Magnus.

Type Information
Syntype localities: "In the Sea parasitical on Fuci, [Great] Yarmouth [Norfolk] and Dover [Kent]" [England]; (Dillwyn 1802: pl. 18) Lectotype: BM-K; (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 139) Notes: England, unlocalized (Maggs & hommersand, 1993: 139).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), creeping, prostrate and rooting (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 05 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 21 October 2022

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 21 October 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 03 October 2023

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