Conferva melagonium F.Weber & D.Mohr 1804

Chaetomorpha melagonium (F.Weber & D.Mohr) Kützing

Current name: Chaetomorpha melagonium (F.Weber & D.Mohr) Kützing
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Publication Details
Conferva melagonium F.Weber & D.Mohr 1804: 194, pl. 3: fig. 2

Published in: Weber, F. & Mohr, D.M.H. (1804). Naturhistorische Reise durch einen Theil Schwedens. pp. [i]-xii, [13] -207 [-208], 3 pls. Göttingen: Bei Heinrich Dietrich.

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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 melagonium (F.Weber & D.Mohr) Kützing.

Type Information
Type locality: Varberg, Sweden; (Silva & al. 1996: 766) Type: Original illustration in the absence of material (Weber & Mohr 1804: pl. 3: fig. 2)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), with dark reproductive structures (Stearn 1983).

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

Last updated: 20 April 2015

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