Conferva caerulea Balbis ex C.Agardh 1824

Compsopogon caeruleus (Balbis ex C.Agardh) Montagne

Current name: Compsopogon caeruleus (Balbis ex C.Agardh) Montagne
microscope from a freshwater aquarium, Galicia, Spain, 2002Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es)

Publication Details
Conferva caerulea Balbis ex C.Agardh 1824: 122 (as 'Conf. caerulea Balbis')

Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1824). Systema algarum. pp. [i]-xxxvii, [1]-312. Lundae [Lund]: Literis Berlingianis [Berling].

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Publication date: probably September 1824

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 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 1983).

General Environment
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 19 June 2024

 
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