Conferva flexuosa O.F.Müller 1782

Cladophora flexuosa (O.F.Müller) Kützing

Cladophora flexuosa (O.F.Müller) Kützing1. Branch fragment. 2. Young plants growing on the shell Conus sp. sampled at depth of 5 m (Song Lo, Vietnam). (Photo in aquarium). - 09 March 2012. Eduard and Tamara Titlyanova (

Publication Details
Conferva flexuosa O.F.Müller 1782: 5, pl. 882

Published in: Müller, O.F. (1782). Flora danica. Vol. 5, fasc. 15 pp. 6, Plates 841-900. Havniae [Copenhagen].

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 Cladophora flexuosa (O.F.Müller) Kützing.

Type Information
Type locality: Denmark; (Silva & al. 1996: 773)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), zigzag, bent alternately in opposite directions (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 18 February 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 21 October 2022

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