Conferva brownii Dillwyn 1809: 58, suppl. pl. D
Published in: Dillwyn, L.W. (1809). British Confervae; or colored figures and descriptions of the British plants referred by botanists to the genus Conferva. pp. 1-87, 1-6 (Index and Errata), Plates 69, 100-109, A-G (with text). London: W. Phillips.
A type species for this genus does not appear to have been designated.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Aegagropila brownii (Dillwyn) Kützing
Named for Robert Brown (1773-1858) Scottish botanist and palaeobotanist. Discoverer of Brownian Motion and the cell nucleus.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a brackish species.
Type locality: "On Wet Rocks in a Cave near Dunrea, Ireland. Mr. Robert Brown." [Probably near Fort Dunree [sic], Co. Donegal, Ireland] (Dillwyn 1809: 58). Notes: Van den Hoek (1963: 51) mentioned "Fragments of type in herb. Agardh (LD), n. 8527." Dixon (1966: 19) reported "The Agardh herbarium contains a large number of species annotated by Dillwyn or marked as having been received from him. It has not been possible to obtain any direct information as to the manner by which they were obtained or of the date on which they were received. As the elder Agardh (1820, 1822, 1824, 1828) makes frequent reference to Dillwyn specimens they were obviously received at about the same time that the specimens were sent by Dillwyn to Hornemann. In view of the association between Hornemann and the elder Agardh it is even possible that the specimens now in the Agardh herbarium were obtained from the former."
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Source of current name
Kützing, F.T. (1854). Tabulae phycologicae; oder, Abbildungen der Tange. Vol. IV pp. i-xvi, 1-23, 100 pls. Nordhausen: Gedruckt auf kosten des Verfassers (in commission bei W. Köhne).
Hoek, C. van den (1963). Revision of the European species of Cladophora. pp. [i]-vii, -248, 1 fig., 55 pls, 18 maps. Leiden: E.J. Brill.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 November 2019.