Conferva thuioides Smith
Compsothamnion thuioides (Smith) Nägeli Madeira
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Conferva thuioides Smith 1810: pl. 2205 (as 'thuioides' )
Published in: Smith, J.E. (1810-1811). English botany; or, coloured figures of British plants, with their essential characters, synonyms, and places of growth. To which will be added, occasional remarks. / By James Edward Smith, M.D. F.R.S. member of the Imp. Acad. Naturae Curiosorum, the Academies of Stockholm, Upsal, Turin, Lisbon, Lund, Berlin, Philadelphia and the Nat. Hist. Societies of Paris and Moscow; President of the Linnaen Society. The figures by James Sowerby, F. L. S.. Vol. XXXI  pp. [1, 3, 5, indexes], pls. 2161-2232. London: printed by R. Taylor and Co., Shoe-Lane, Fleet-Street; and sold by the proprietor, J. Sowerby, at No. 2, Mead Place, Lambth; by Messrs. White and Co., Fleet-Street; Johnson, St. Paul's Church yard; Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, [...].
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 Compsothamnion thuioides (Smith) Nägeli
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Four nomenclatural experts unanimously agreed in March 2017 that the original spelling of the specific epithet in the validly published name Conferva thuioides Smith (1810, pl. 2205) is to be retained and that spelling is not correctable under any provision of ICN Art. 60 or 61 [Melbourne Code]. - (3 Mar 2017) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: "Mr. W. Borrer, to whom we are obliged for this Conferva, has found it on Yarmouth [Norfolk, England] beach, several different years, in September and October." (Smith 1809-1810: pl. 2205). Lectotype: LINN herb. Smith 1719.36 (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 164). Notes: The LINN specimen is Undated and unlocalised.
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Source of current name
Nägeli, C. (1862 '1861'). Beiträge zur morphologie und systematik der Ceramiaceae. Sitzungsberichte der Königlichen Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu München 1861(2): 297-415, 30 figs, 1 pl.
Created: 22 November 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 03 March 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 January 2020.