Conferva floccosa O.F.Müller 1780
Antithamnionella floccosa (O.F.Müller) Whittick Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada
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Conferva floccosa O.F.Müller 1780: pl. DCCCXXVIII , fig. 1 [3 plants]
Published in: Müller, O.F. (1780). Flora danica [fünfter band, fasciculus decimens quartus]. Vol. 5 pp. 8, pls DCCLXXXI-DCCCXL [781-840]. Copenhagen: Martin Hallanger.
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 Antithamnionella floccosa (O.F.Müller) Whittick
Type locality: "De Norske fjorde" [Norwesgian fjord] (Müller 1780: pl. 828). (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 14). Notes: Lectotype: illustration in Flora danica (O.F. Müller 1780, pl. 828, fig. 1) selected by Athanasiadis in Maggs and Hommersand (1993: 14).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), woolly.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Day et al. (1995: 255) record this species as being a synonym of Microspora floccosa.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Whittick, A. (1980). Antithamnionella floccosa (O. F. Müll.) nov. comb.: a taxonomic re-appraisal of Antithamnion floccosum (O. F. Müll.) Kleen (Rhodophyta: Ceramiaceae). Phycologia 19: 74-79, 12 figs.
Created: 22 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 09 October 2015 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 13 April 2021.