Conferva aerea Dillwyn 1806

Chaetomorpha aerea (Dillwyn) Kützing

Chaetomorpha aerea (Dillwyn) Kützingmicroscope, Spain, Galicia, Ría de Coruña, 2007Ignacio Bárbara (

Publication Details
Conferva aerea Dillwyn 1806: pl. 80 A-C

Published in: Dillwyn, L.W. (1806). British Confervae; or colored figures and descriptions of the British plants referred by botanists to the genus Conferva. pp. pls 57-68, 70-81 (with text). London: W. Phillips.

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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 Chaetomorpha linum (O.F.Müller) Kützing.

Type Information
Syntype localities: On Stones in the Sea at Cromer [Norfolk, England], D. Turner. At the entrance of Laugharne Harbor; at Ifmael's Ferry, and other parts of the Carmarthenshire Coast, W. W. Young. About Swansea.[Wales]; (Dillwyn 1806: pl. 80) Lectotype? [Cromer, Norfolk]: Dawson Turner; BM-K; (Lipkin & Silva 2002: 55)

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 10 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 24 October 2022

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 24 October 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 08 December 2022

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