Bangia atropurpurea var. fuscopurpurea (Dillwyn) C.Agardh 1824

Bangia fuscopurpurea (Dillwyn) Lyngbye

Current name: Bangia fuscopurpurea (Dillwyn) Lyngbye
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Publication Details
Bangia atropurpurea var. fuscopurpurea (Dillwyn) C.Agardh 1824: 76

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 Bangia is Bangia atropurpurea (Mertens ex Roth) C.Agardh.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Bangia fuscopurpurea (Dillwyn) Lyngbye.

Conferva fuscopurpurea Dillwyn

Type Information
Type locality: "On lime-stone rocks in the sea about high water mark in the neighbourhood of Dunraven Castle. W. W. Young." [Glamorganshire, Wales]; (Dillwyn 1809: pl. 92) Notes: William Weston Young (1776-1847) was a British Quaker entrepreneur, artist, botanist, wreck-raiser, surveyor, potter, and inventor of the firebrick.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), black-purple (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 29 December 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 20 March 2017

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 20 March 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 19 June 2024

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