Conferva fuscopurpurea Dillwyn 1807

Bangia fuscopurpurea (Dillwyn) Lyngbye

Current name: Bangia fuscopurpurea (Dillwyn) Lyngbye
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Publication Details
Conferva fuscopurpurea Dillwyn 1807: pl. 92 A, B (as 'fusco-purpurea')

Published in: Dillwyn, L.W. (1807). British Confervae; or colored figures and descriptions of the British plants referred by botanists to the genus Conferva. pp. pls 82-93 (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 Bangia fuscopurpurea (Dillwyn) Lyngbye.

Type Information
Type locality: "On lime-stone rocks in the sea about high water mark in the neighbourhood of Dunraven Castle. W. W. Young." [Glamorganshire, Wales]; (Dillwyn 1809: pl. 92) Notes: William Weston Young (1776-1847) was a British Quaker entrepreneur, artist, botanist, wreck-raiser, surveyor, potter, and inventor of the firebrick.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 16 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 24 October 2022

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 24 October 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 24 June 2024

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