Conferva atropurpurea Mertens ex Roth 1806

Bangia atropurpurea (Mertens ex Roth) C.Agardh

Current name: Bangia atropurpurea (Mertens ex Roth) C.Agardh
Older filament with stacked stellate chloroplasts. Oxford Canal, near Claydon, UK. On a lock gate. - 23 October 2009. C.F.Carter(

Publication Details
Conferva atropurpurea Mertens ex Roth 1806: 208, pl. VI [6]

Published in: Roth, A.G. [=A.W.] (1806). Catalecta botanica quibus plantae novae et minus cognitae describuntur atque illustrantur. Fasciculus tertius cum tabulis aenaeis XII. pp. [i-viii], [1]-350, [1-2, index pi.], [1-6, index] [1, err.], pls I-XII. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: in Bibliopolio Io. Fr. Gleditschiano.

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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 atropurpurea (Mertens ex Roth) C.Agardh.

Type Information
Type locality: Ad rotas molendinas Bremae in Visurgi primo ob. Julio 1801 Mertens, qui sub nomine Confervae castaneae comm. [Watermill on the Weser River, Bremen first observed in July 1801 by Mertens who communicated it under the name Conferva castanea]; (Roth 1806: 208) Neotype [designated by K. Müller & al. 2003]: K. Müller and A. Sherwood; 24.v.1998; BM; 000637980 (Müller et al. 2003: 216) Notes: Lectotype: Collected by Mertens from the Weser River at Bremen: lectotypified by Pfeiffer (1871-1873: 361) (Sutherland et al 2011). Neotype designated by Müller et al (2003: 216): Ysselmeer, Netherlands; coll. K. Müller & A. Sherwood, 24 May 1998; BM accession Number BM000637980. Roth's collection is believed to have been destroyed in World War II (Koster 1957 cited by Müller et al. 2003; Koster 1969 cited by Womersley 1994). [INA: England: Hampshire: near Southampton (Mr Woods); Wales: Camarthenshire: near Pontardylais. Collector: Mertens (vii 1801)].

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), black-purple (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

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

Last updated: 24 October 2022

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