Rivularia tuberiformis Smith, nom. inval.
Rivularia tuberiformis Smith 1809: 1956, nom. inval.
Published in: Smith, J.E. (1809). 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. XXX , pls 2089-2098. London: printed for the author by J. Davis.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Leathesia marina (Lyngbye) Decaisne
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
The genus Tremella Linnaeus (1753: 1157) was lectotypified by Tremella nostoc Linnaeus by Donk (1958: 245). As this is an entity with a later starting point (ICBN Art. 13.1, Nostocaceae heterocystaceae), under the provisions of ICBN Art. 13.2, all included species in the genus Tremella thus also have a later starting point (1 January 1886), regardless of their current generic placement. Tremella difformis Linnaeus (1755: 429) is thus not a valid name dating from 1755. Nostoc marinum C. Agardh (1812: 45) is similarly invalid. The earliest valid name that can be used for the entity widely known as Leathesia difformis is Chaetophora marina Lyngbye (Pedroche et al. 2008: 60). Leathesia difformis can be ascribed to J.E. Areschoug, 1847, but priority must be given to Leathesia marina (Lyngbye) Decaisne, 1842. Similarly, Rivularia tuberiformis Smith is invalid and Leathesia tuberiformis should be ascribed to S.F. Gray, 1821. - (12 Mar 2009) - M.D. Guiry
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Created: 11 March 2009 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 12 March 2009 by M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 18 October 2019.