Conferva caerulea Balbis ex C.Agardh 1824
Compsopogon caeruleus (Balbis ex C.Agardh) Montagne
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Conferva caerulea Balbis ex C.Agardh 1824: 122 (as 'Conf. caerulea Balbis')
Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1824). Systema algarum. pp. [i]-xxxvii, -312. Lundae [Lund]: Literis Berlingianis [Berling].
Publication date: probably September 1824
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Conferva is Conferva rupestris Linnaeus.
Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Compsopogon caeruleus (Balbis ex C.Agardh) Montagne.
Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), blue, especially the deep blue of the Mediterranean sky at midday (Stearn 1973).
This is a freshwater species.
Created: 29 December 1998 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 30 March 2022
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 30 March 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 23 March 2023